Iranian architects Massoud Afsarmanesh and Ali Afsarmanesh’s blueprint for the AIM International Competition in Beijing, has received first prize. The proposal aimed at revamping the International Trade Center built in 1984 into a modern urban commercial center with 24 hours of valuable public activities that attracts people from all walks of life.
The plan intends to bring the existing 160 odd enterprises of various genres along with their 2200 employees under a single roof. The proposal tries to bring structurally fragmented units under one cover by erecting circulation ramps that combine with the roof floor. To top it all, the building roof would be enveloped in glass covering to allow ample daylight penetration.