Understanding the ultimate impact that the places we develop and manage have on society and the environment is crucial to our long-term decision-making. Addressing the question “What makes a great place?”, our second Places Impact Report focuses on the area around Taikoo Li Sanlitun in Beijing’s Chaoyang District.

Published in conjunction with Tsinghua University’s Lab for Architectural Programming and Post-occupancy Evaluation, the report, called “The Creative Transformation of Taikoo Li Sanlitun”, was released in August at the 2021 China Shopping Mall Community Impact Forum hosted at The Opposite House in Beijing.

The Places Impact Report assesses how Swire Properties’ placemaking and placekeeping efforts have had a positive impact on the neighbourhood and surrounding area over the past 12 years, while also providing insights into the future role that Taikoo Li Sanlitun will play as a Beijing landmark offering unique cultural and lifestyle experiences.

Similar to our first Places Impact Report on Taikoo Place, this report uses a framework that explores the four dimensions of place – Vibrancy, Livelihood, Wellbeing and Resilience – to assess the qualities of Taikoo Li Sanlitun, how these qualities have changed over time and how they compare to other commercial complexes in the city. A key element of the report is the “people” indicator, which illustrates how Taikoo Li Sanlitun is being used and experienced and highlights the connections people build with the place.

The research highlights how Swire Properties’ continued investment in both hardware and software, as well as the multi-layered placemaking and placekeeping elements incorporated into the development, have contributed to the resilience of Taikoo Li Sanlitun.

To read the full report, please click here.