steven holl architects: linked hybrid steven holl architects: linked hybrid
jul 06, 2009

steven holl architects: linked hybrid

photograph: © shu he

linked hybrid is a multi-purpose complex in beijing, china designed by steven holl architects. the project is 220,000 square-meters spread over eight interconnected towers. the multiple structures are joined together by a ring of skybridges that each hold different public functions. the unusual design was created to counter current urban development trends in china. instead of a sealed off private tower, the building is a porous urban space that is open to the public on all sides. the complex houses over 750 apartments, recreation facilities, a hotel, school and various public and private facilities. the concept for the structure encapsulates a ‘city within a city’ providing service for over 2500 inhabitants. the building was recently named the ‘best tall building’ in asia and australia by the council on tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH).

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photograph: © steven holl architects

photograph: © steven holl architects

photograph: © shu he

photograph: © shu he

photograph: © steven holl architects

photograph: © steven holl architects

  • thank you stevie!

    zigistars says:
  • great building, and a very ambitious project that I would love to see for myself one day. thanks for sharing the studio photos Andreas.

    Alejandro says:
  • im quite curious about this, defiantly some things i like about it (and in relation to location etc),

    tanya telford says:
  • I like the window design, it have different shape make it modern so much!

    Hero chu says:
  • as usually cool for our eyes. But the question is:

    Does it respond to any social or urbanistic problem or is just playing with the architecture? Is the money expent on structure worth it?

    cheg says:
  • this looks exactly like the building he designed at MIT in Cambridge MA, USA [url=http://web.mit.edu/facilities/construction/completed/simmons.html](see it here)[/url]

    bostoniano says:
  • It simply added a terrible example of “modern” architecture invading a place where locals used to believe to have ancient culture & long history…

    Critique says:
  • To those who play with intelligent questions, would you have asked the same question or made the same comentary to Gaudi or to Hundrtwasser for example?

    hista says:

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