Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new construction images of Beijing skyscraper

Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled new black and white construction images of the “world biggest atrium” housed inside its Leeza Soho tower in Beijing.

Image (as well as cover image) courtesy of Satoshi Ohashi

The 207-metre skyscraper is set to reach its full height next month, with the tower scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

The tower is expected to hold the world record for the tallest atrium, a title currently held by Burj Al Arab in Dubai.

Image courtesy of Yicheng Yang.

The central atrium extends up to 190m through the full height of the structure and connecting the two halves together.

As it rises, the diagonal axis through the site that is defined by the subway tunnel re-aligns by twisting the atrium through 45 degrees to orient the higher floors of the atrium with the east-west axis of Lize Road, one of Beijing’s main streets.

Image courtesy of Di Ding.

The ‘twsit’ of the atrium allows for plenty of natural light to enter the building and well as providing views of the city from the centre of all floors.

The tower was designed by Zaha Hadid before her death last year, and is set to include 172,800m2 of office and retail space. Read more about the project here. 

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