Project > The Embassy of China in South Africa

Description

Location Pretoria, South Africa
Floor Area 13, 595m2
Design Time 2004
Completion Time 2011

Award

2013 National Best Project Design Industry Award First Prize
2013 Beijing Best Project Design Award Second Prize

The Embassy of China in South Africa

The site of the embassy is a result after a series of acquisition for the nearby houses. In such a small-scale residential community, the building for diplomatic affairs should be modest to its neighbors and present Chinese atmosphere as well. The building encompassing offices, reception and visa affairs is seat on the south side of the site, while the dormitory of diplomatic staffs is on the northwest. Besides the traditional patterned paving and the ‘moon gate’, several courtyards on both sides of the axis also present the traditional Chinese layout and contains most of the original trees to keep the memory of the site.