Dutch Ambassador's Residence

The Ambassador’s residence in Beijing houses three functions: space for official functions, a service area and private area. Because of the relatively large site (4220 m²) it was possible to create a single-storey building with direct access to each function without jeopardizing the privacy of the living quarters. Hence, the domestic character of the ‘home’ doesn’t suffer from the official/presentation function. The typology of the design is that of a large and luxurious detached house.