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M II A II R II K Feb 18, 2017 6:30 PM

Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Tower To Feature World's Largest Atrium
 
Zaha Hadid Architects' Beijing Tower To Feature World's Largest Atrium


16 February 2017

By Eleanor Gibson

Read More: https://www.dezeen.com/2017/02/16/le...tecture-china/

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Construction is well underway on a 207-metre skyscraper by Zaha Hadid Architects in Beijing, which will feature a huge twisting atrium that is expected to be the world's tallest. Located in the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub in southwest Beijing – the 46-storey Leeza Soho will feature a mix of offices and shops.

- The tower is split into two halves by the subway and connected by a huge central atrium. As it rises, the atrium twists at 45 degrees to orientate the higher floors with the east-west axis of Lize Road – one of west Beijing's main streets. Once completed, the 190-metre-high void is expected to be world's highest – a title currently held by the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. The shape of the atrium creates convex openings that run up either side of the tower to allow for plenty of natural light and views of the city from the centre of each floor. Walkways will bridge the cavity at different levels, while a glass facade will encase the two halves of the tower in a single cohesive envelope.

- The glazing will be double insulated and as each glass each pane steps up it is angled to aid ventilation. The intention is to help maintain a comfortable indoor climate in Beijing's weather conditions, which ranges from extremes of warmth and cold. A public space connecting with the interchange below will occupy the atrium on the lowest level, leading on from the outdoor public plaza that surrounds the tower. There will also be space to park 2,680 bicycles, with lockers and shower facilities also provided. Dedicated charging spaces for electric or hybrid cars are located below ground. Construction of Leeza Soho is to reach its full height of 207 metres in September this year, with the tower's completion slated for late 2018.

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Austin55 Feb 19, 2017 1:43 PM

Beautiful exterior, STUNNING interior, atrocious street presence.

esquire Feb 23, 2017 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin55 (Post 7717204)
Beautiful exterior, STUNNING interior, atrocious street presence.

I guess if any building deserves to be placed like a sculpture sitting in a sculpture garden, this one is certainly a worthy candidate. It's gorgeous.

Too many buildings like this, though, and you'll end up with an urban neighbourhood that has all the dynamism of a sculpture garden.

mrnyc Feb 24, 2017 12:01 AM

not loving the roof resolve, because there isnt one, it just stops, nor the base. and yes that tower in the park setting surrounded by highways isnt working either, but otherwise its quite stunning inside and out. would this be her final design that will actually be built?

Zerton Mar 7, 2017 9:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Austin55 (Post 7717204)
Beautiful exterior, STUNNING interior, atrocious street presence.

Par for the course in China. Unfortunately, we're repeating all of the failures of 70's planning there.


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