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.
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:
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.
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