Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Chicago, won a contract to expand Beijing’s central business district. The SOM plan calls for three new districts anchored by signature parks and green boulevards. The plan has other green aspects, which could reduce energy consumption within the district by 50%, reduce water consumption by 48% and landfill waste by 80% and result in a 50% reduction in carbon emissions.

SOM To Develop New ‘Green’ Beijing Central Business District