Cutting edge low carbon exhibition and office building for Meixi Lake Eco-City China

Franshion Green Building Exhibition Centre
franshion green building china

FCBStudios were commissioned by Franshion, a Beijing headquartered developer to provide 12,000sqm of exhibition and office space with an agenda to develop a cutting edge low carbon building for Meixi Lake Eco-City.

The focus of the design and brief was to physically showcase innovative building technologies in the public exhibition areas of the building as well as being designed to achieve the highest standards in BREEAM and China’s three star green building assessment.

The exemplar building features a network of courtyards, gardens and floorplates to enable the whole building to receive daylight and cut energy usage. It provides a showcase hub for innovation and knowledge transfer for low carbon construction, whilst communicating the strategies and sustainability initiatives of the Meixi Lake Eco-City.

The city itself comprises nearly 15 million square metres of development, an estimated £6bn investment and will eventually have a population of more than 300,000.

Key Information

Sector: Workplace, Arts & Culture, Regenerative Design & Sustainability, International

Client: Franshion Properties (China) Ltd

Location: China

Completion: October 2014

Size: 12,000sqm

An exemplar of sustainability and low carbon construction in one of China's largest eco cities, it has been awarded China's first BREEAM Outstanding certificate.

Franshion Properties


Local detailed design
Shanghai Research Institute of Building Science (SRIBS)

FCBStudios Team Leads


British Expertise International Awards: Outstanding International Architecture Project Winner and Outstanding Environmental Project Shortlist