The design of China Life Insurance R&D Center was proposed by Henn Architekten for a competition. Located in Beijing, the project adopting the Chinese traditional buildings and translates them into modern design. Consists of of a main building, a research and laboratory building and a training center with a connected boarding house, the complex ringed with areas of open water.
xSimilar in shape to a Chinese character, the main building is laid out on a square plan arrangement and symbolizes the strength of China Life Insurance. A peaceful garden opens up at its center, which, as the core of the whole ensemble, serves as a place of communication and contemplation. Delicately detailed interior courtyards adopt the tradition of classical Chinese residential construction and open up the main building on all floors in the corner zones.