Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower

Courtyard No.7 at The Drum Tower


The project is transformed from a traditional Beijing-style courtyard Siheyuan. The design target was to build a timeless workshop whilst embracing the surrounding cultural context in the yard. Before, Chinese roofs have never been used as activity spaces; they were only a symbolic thing to emphasise the importance of the building. The renovation results in a roof with activity spaces.

Statement of the jury

The concept incorporates the roof of the traditional building into the design, allowing the building to integrate into the local cultural context.


Excellent Architecture