CCTV Headquarters

Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren designed the 234 m high headquarters of Chinese state television. The oblique double tower is connected at the top. The building was completed in 2009. 

Television Cultural Center

The "Televison Cultural Center" served as broadcasting center for foreign agencies during the 2008 Olympics. The 159 m high Tower was designed by Rem Koolhaas of OMA, just like the CCTV Building next to it. The building made it on the headlines, when the skyscraper cought fire by New Year fireworks in 2009. The building is reminiscent of the Chinese character "ren" for people. 

Jintai Xizhao


Galaxy Soho

The architect Zaha Hadid designed the futuristic building complex with 4 curved towers. In 2012 the "Galaxy Soho" office and shopping complex was completed. The four buildings look like round bastions of a space station, all of which are interconnected. When you walk under the buildings, you feel like you're on another planet or in a science fiction setting.

Buildings by Zaha Hadid:

Maxxi Rome    City Life Milan    Tour CMA Marseille



Linked Hybrid

The "Linked Hybrid" complex by Steven Holl Architects is an apartment complex with 644 residential units,  hotel, Cinematheque, kindergarten and a school. The 8 towers are connected by bridges. The building was completed  2009.

Xianghe Yuan Beijie


Aquatics Center

The "Beijing National Aquatics Center" was built for the Olympic Games of 2008. It was designed by PTW Architects from Australia. In 2010 the "Water Cube" turned into a "Water Park". 

National Stadion

The Olympic Stadium from 2008 was designed by Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Ai Weiwei. Because of its shape the stadium is also known as "Bird's Nest". 

Sanlitun Village

The "Sanlitun Village" by Kengo Kuma opened in 2008. Kuma created a lot of open space between the shopping cubes. One of the finest shopping centers in Beijing.   

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