Taikoo Li Sanlitun

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Taikoo Li Sanlitun

Taikoo Li Sanlitun (Chinese: 三里屯太古里; pinyin: Sānlǐtún Tàigǔlǐ), formerly Sanlitun Village, is a shopping center in the Sanlitun area of the Chaoyang District in Beijing, China. It comprises 19 buildings on two sites that are a few minutes walk from each other. Besides retail space, the project includes a 99-room boutique hotel, The Opposite House (瑜舍).

Location[edit]

Taikoo Li Sanlitun is adjacent to Beijing Subway Line 2 Dongsi Shitiao Station and Line 10 Tuanjiehu Station. Dongdaqiao Station on Line 6 is also close by. It is a ten-minute walk from Tuanjiehu, a twenty-minute walk from Dongsi Shitiao and a twenty-minute walk from Dongdaqiao. It is recommended to take Exit A or D from Tuanjiehu.

History and construction[edit]

The center opened in July 2008, and is developed and managed by Hong Kong-based Swire Properties (Taikoo Properties). It comprise two sites:[1]

The Piazza (Taikoo Li South)

The center opened in July 2008, and contains 260+ stores, dining outlets and services including a multi-screen theatre.

The Deck (Taikoo Li North)

The area includes a large number of stores, especially fashion brands. It also includes art galleries focusing on avant-garde and contemporary Chinese and foreign artists.[2][3][4]

Design[edit]

It was designed by a group led by the Oval partnership from Hong Kong, and Japanese architect Kengo Kuma (隈 研吾).[5][6]

The design of Taikoo Li South is inspired by Beijing's hutongs, while Taikoo Li North draws its courtyard form from China's siheyuan.[5] The space also includes modern pieces such as an open fountain and little touches from contemporary artists.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Design Concept".
  2. ^ About Sanlitun Village
  3. ^ [1] (in Chinese)
  4. ^ [2] (in Chinese)
  5. ^ a b "Design Concept".
  6. ^ "Design and Architecture".
  7. ^ [3] in Chinese
  8. ^ [4] (in Chinese)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 39°56′18″N 116°27′15″E / 39.9382°N 116.4542°E / 39.9382; 116.4542