|Client||Beijing Vanke Company Incorporated|
2002 People's Republic of China Planning & Residential Development Association - Ideal Community Award of Excellence - Spring’s Vitality Environmental Design, Beijing China
2002 Ministry of Construction, People’s Republic of China - Environmental Design Award - Spring’s Vitality Environmental Design, Beijing China
SMM prepared the environmental master plan for Spring’s Vitality and was challenged to create a meaningful and responsible transit oriented development plan that addressed the rich tradition and history of Beijing while recognizing the dynamic cultural shift taking place in China. Through studying traditional Chinese design and planning, the SMM team arrived at two basic principles to form the project’s foundation: the formal organization of the site; the historic urban grid and the organic form of the traditional garden.