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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steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © steven holl architects

steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © steven holl architects

steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © shu he

steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © shu he

steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © steven holl architects

steven holl architects: linked hybrid photograph: © steven holl architects