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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.

EdwardKio says:
Nice !
Paris, France 08-Jan-18
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
E 3rd Ring Rd Middle 32
Public access unknown!
How to get there? The building is located in Beijing's new Central Business District. Use Jintaixizhao or Guamao Metro stations
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°54'55N 116°27'51E
Contributed by Colin_Manuel
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