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CCTV TV station HQ

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OMA - Rem Koolhaas
location Beijing
function office, recording studio
contributed by Colin_Manuel

The new headquarters for China Central Television is an iconic building, combining the entire process of TV making - administration, production, broadcasting - into a single loop of interconnected activity. Two structures rise from a common production platform. One is dedicated to broadcasting, the second to services, research and education. They merge at the top to create a cantilevered headquarters for management. The result is a truly 3D experience. Before the towers were linked, they were prone to movement due to the extremes of hot and cold weather in Beijing, which posed a great challenge to Arup engineers. Though the triangulated tube structure has been used before, the scale and form in this building are unrivalled. OMA won an international design competition with a new typology, competing with the conventions of regular skyscrapers. The building would also stand out on the horizon, on the day it opens and into the future, when a forest of skyscrapers emerge in Beijing.

Caspar says:
Looks especially cool right now with the burned down hotel next to it. Sci-Fi Dystopia at its best!
Cologne, Germany 18-Aug-10
Matt says:

Den Haag, Netherlands 05-Jul-09
KaPa says:
hi, i went there last year and took the metro to a station called "guomao". once you're there just walk up north and this huge building will slowly arise above your eyesight :)
about busses i dont know anything, but this station i was mentioning isnt that far from the CCTV tower(s). good luck!
Rotterdam, Netherlands 09-Jun-08
Matt says:

Den Haag, Netherlands 08-Jun-08
eva says:
hi! im going to beijing soon so please tell me how to reach this place!! maybe a metro/bus station or anything nearby???
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CCTV TV station HQ
Dongsanhuan Zhong lu
Public access unknown!
How to get there? The building is located in Beijing's new Central Business District.
Completion 2009
Floor area/size 465000 m2
Cost € 850000000,-
ArchitectOMA - Rem Koolhaas
structural engineerARUP
associate architectECADI
Client China Central Television (CCTV)
Project ID 2269
Latitude/Longitude 39°54'50N 116°27'29E
Contributed by Colin_Manuel
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