Upper East Side (Andersen Garden) is part of the large Upper East Side compound. It contains 7 residential buildings on the banks of the Barhe River, designed by Danish architects it brings a northern European feel to the Lido area. Buildings 1 to 4 are around 32 storey’s high and buildings 5 to 7 are around 18 storey’s high, and the apartments range from 137sqm 2 bedroom layouts to 24sqm 3 bedroom layouts. Some apartments also boast views of the nearby Chaoyang Park.
The first two layers of this compound are dedicated purely to a stunning garden area and business area. The residential area starts from the third layer. The compound is styled in a way that is unique and one-of-a-kind in all of Beijing. The entire project is built around the garden theme, which adds notes of inspiration to the compound’s texture palette and sense of composition. The water system in the first floor garden was creatively built to emulate the outside water scenery of the Danish International Library.
The water is around 3-5 cm deep, and it circulates through the garden through spring, summer, and fall. Outside of its aesthetic value, it also helps to clear away the dust and purify the air. The sound of the water relaxes the spirit, and the vapor refreshes the body. In winter the water is drained and the stone flooring comes to the forefront of the garden’s visual styling. While driving is forbidden in the garden, there is an underground driveway that goes directly to the entrance of the gate.