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चूना पत्थर is a natural treasure that reveres culture and sedimentation. It is an art originated from nature; it has achieved centuries of classical architecture and culture through billions of years of precipitation; what is the collision between Lyme stone, which writes history and time, and I.M. Pei's classic work”margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; padding: 0px; max-width: 100%; clear: both; min-height: 1em; text-align: center; box-sizing: border-box !important; overflow-wrap: break-word !important;”>

French Limestone Exterior Cladding

Cream Limestone Facade

The office building of the Chinese Embassy in the United States is located in the northwest district of Washington, D.C. It covers an area of 39,900 square meters and has a building area of 10,796 square meters. It is bordered by Van Nuys Street to the north, International Street to the west, and International Drive and Central Park to the south. The foundation stone of the new embassy was officially laid on April 22, 2005, the structure was topped out on April 26, 2006, and it was officially put into use on April 1, 2009, which is the largest embassy office building project built by China abroad in terms of scale and investment.

Light Beige Limestone Wall Cladding

The embassy was designed by the world-renowned Chinese architect I.M. Pei, and his two sons, I.M. Pei Jianzhong and I.M. Pei Lizhong, were responsible for the entire process. This is the first time that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has commissioned an internationally renowned architect to design a building for a diplomatic or consular mission abroad.

I.M. Pei Works  Dolomitic Limestone

Color Of Limestone Chinese US Embassy

The "Pei" design style of the new embassy is evident. While using a large number of Western and modern building materials such as limestone, glass and steel, it also draws on the design concepts of the Suzhou gardens in its hometown, reflecting a unique combination of traditional and modern architectural styles.

limestone facade house


The exterior of the new office building is made of light-colored, fine-textured French limestone, which is in harmony with the many limestone federal buildings in the Washington area. Limestone's weak water absorption effectively regulates indoor humidity, while its naturally high thermal storage properties absorb intense external heat and then slowly release it, contributing to a warm winter and cool summer environment. With its uniform texture and mild, understated color, Limestone is highly textured, while combining the hardness of granite, often used in building facades, making it an irreplaceable classic.

limestone landscaping

limestone marble facade

In Pei's design, a large number of limestones are used and combined with the charm and essence of Chinese architecture, and the necessary evolution and abstraction on the basis of tradition, reflecting the consistent modern style of Pei's architectural design. French limestone has a long and wide application history, the main categories are Paris Limestone, French Brown Limestone, Louvre Beige Limestone, Provence Limestone, etc.

landscaping basalt limestone architecture

beige limestone facade

The overall layout of the embassy building is even and symmetrical, and the local design is rich in variations. The clever use of limestone achieves harmony between the building and the garden as a whole.¡£

french limestone staircases

The Chinese Embassy in the United States incorporates a combination of limestone and traditional Chinese architecture. The building's continuous geometric planes, sculptural tension, and ever-changing combinations of light and shadow allow the people to fully appreciate Mr. I.M. Pei's imaginative design style that blends East and West.

Burgundy Limestone

Burgundy Limestone Slabs

Embassy Use Of Material – Burgundy Limestone