Megacity with traditional roots.
Armed with an unsweetened green tea to go, Andy Wang steps out into the noisy bustle of the old imperial city and decides to take a taxi, as at this time of the day the underground is grossly overcrowded. Besides buses, taxis and cars, numerous cyclists push their way through the busy traffic. Beneath the neon cover of the luxury department stores, every cell of the city still pulses with millennia-old history. Overwhelmed yet again, as ever, by his impressions of Beijing, Wang pays for the ride, thanks the taxi driver and starts searching for the answers to tomorrow’s questions, between high-end and Zen culture. His path takes him to those suspense-packed spaces in the city where the ideas that will move the future come to fruition.
There is one place where he can gather and implement them: the Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design Center, Beijing; as a designer he is able to capture the pulsating variety of the city and translate it into creative design concepts.