The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the world’s third-largest company according to the Fortune Global 500, required a new headquarters building to accompany its ongoing expansion. Occupying a prominent corner site along Beijing’s Second Ring Road, this 200,900 m2 complex houses modern, spacious office space along with conference and catering facilities.
Conforming to the capital height restriction of 90 metres, the stolid forms of the 24-storey towers evoke a sense of soundness and longevity, reflecting the client’s corporate identity. Intended to consolidate CNPC and subsidiary PetroChina under one roof, the complex is divided into two sections that branch off a shared entrance atrium, providing each branch a defined space within a unified whole.
Serving as a symbol of the company into the 21st century, the headquarters combines a classic, timeless appearance with a focus on sustainability and advanced building technology. The design makes use of natural lighting and ventilation, reducing energy consumption. Building elevations that front major roads incorporate double-skin facades, minimising noise penetration and regulating interior climate through air extraction and heat exchange systems.