History In The Making
Continuing a Proud Legacy
Modern Green Canada is proud to share in MOMA Modern Land’s history of award-winning projects and innovative design. We share their vision and philosophy in building for people, for communities, for the planet, and for future generations to come.
In 2008, a green business delegation led by Gordon Campbell, then Premier of British Columbia, with representatives from the City of Vancouver and the University of British Columbia, visited MOMA Modern Land in Beijing, China to promote British Columbia as a world-leader for green technology and sustainable design.
During the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games and Shanghai World Expo 2010, relationships were forged with the City of Vancouver to advance investments and accelerate the development of sustainable urban infrastructure and green building practices, helping to drive Vancouver’s vision of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020.
Chairman Lei Zhang, one of the original founders and the majority shareholder of MOMA Modern Land, is now expanding his vision to a global scale, personally establishing international projects in Vancouver, Canada under MOMC Modern Green Canada, as well as in the United States in Houston and Seattle under MOMC Modern Green United States.
Now, Modern Green Canada is about to begin our flagship project on the former site of the 13.8-acre Oakridge Transit Centre (OTC) on West 41st Avenue, just east of Oak Street in Vancouver. It is one of the largest real estate transactions in British Columbia’s history and in the years ahead, we will transform the area into Vancouver’s most anticipated master-planned community.
MOMA MODERN LAND
Stock Code: 1107 HK
Modern Land (China) Co. Ltd.
Developing Places People Love
Established in 2000, MOMA Modern Land is an award-winning developer of commercial and luxury residential real estate projects that have earned an international reputation for quality, sustainability, innovation, and forward-thinking design. As China’s largest green developer, they have achieved significant financial and commercial success.
MOMA Modern Land builds technologically advanced, sustainable buildings and communities that help address environmental issues. Their designs promote thriving, multigenerational neighbourhoods with housing available for all. The result is a home that offers comfort and luxury, “smart” technology, and an environmentally-friendly footprint.
Driven by their desire to create a sustainable global future, MOMA Modern Land developments can be found in every major city throughout China. MOMA Modern Land now owns more than 100 patents and continues to invest in green building technologies and energy-efficient systems.
To date, MOMA Modern Land has developed more than 250 million square feet of award-winning, green projects.
Museum of Modern Architecture
Using green building science and leading-edge technology, innovative design, and progressive urban planning, MOMA Modern Land is creating a collection of award-winning projects that will take their place in the history of modernism. The MOMA icon reminds us that modern architecture’s most important goal is to achieve a harmonious balance among people, buildings, and the planet.
Modern Land’s Most Iconic Development
MOMA GRANDMOMA Modern Land’s most famous project is the MOMA Grand, an eight-tower, mixed-use residential development in Beijing, China, hailed as an “architectural marvel” by TIME Magazine. The project has received numerous awards, including the American Institute of Architects Award for Sustainable Design, and the Popular Science Engineering Award for Largest Geothermal Housing Complex.
MOMA Grand, designed by Steven Holl Architects, covers 121,300 square metres with a total gross area of 600,000 square metres. The apartments’ modernist design features clean-cut lines and an all-white colour theme. The community has a grey-water recycling system and the world’s largest geothermal heating/cooling system, which stabilizes the temperature within the complex of eight buildings.
The design of the project promotes interaction among residents in public spaces that vary from commercial and residential, to educational and recreational. The entire complex is a three-dimensional urban space in which buildings on the ground, under the ground, and over the ground are fused together.
“MOMA GRAND, the pedestrian-oriented Linked Hybrid complex, sited adjacent to the site of the old city wall of Beijing, aims to counter the current privatized urban developments in China by creating a new twenty-first century porous urban space, inviting and open to the public from every side. Filmic urban public space around, over and through multifaceted spatial layers, as well as the many passages through the project, make the Linked Hybrid an open city within a city.”
Steven Holl Architects
MOMA Modern Land owns more than 100 industry patents and has obtained multiple green construction awards granted by domestic and international institutions, including the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED-ND Certification.
2006 Popular Science Engineering Award for Largest Geothermal Housing Complex
2008 AIA New York Chapter Sustainable Design Award
2009 CTBUH Best Tall Building in Asia And Australia
2009 CTBUH Best Tall Building Overall
2010 Architectural Record China, “Good Design Is Good Business” Award, Best Residential Project
Left: TIME Magazine, Top 10 Everything of the Year
Right: Popular Science, 100 Best Innovations