zaha hadid architects: chaoyangmen SOHO III

zaha hadid architects: chaoyangmen SOHO III

chaoyangmen SOHO III by zaha hadid architects

zaha hadid architects recently unveiled plans of their project chaoyangmen SOHO III, located in the city center of beijing. with the headquarters building of the ministry of foreign affairs on its east and chaoyangmen soho I and II on its north, it is surrounded by different urban amenities including outdoor space, offices and residential spaces. the total construction area of the project is 334,000 square meters, of which 166,000 and 86,000 square meters are designated for offices and retail uses respectively.

the project is designed based on the traditional chinese courtyard, an inner space within a building. chaoyangmen SOHO III  was conceived as a series of continuous and flowing volumes that coalesce, which fuse and pull apart as stretched bridges to create a world of continuous mutual adaptation.

zaha hadid architects: chaoyangmen SOHO III chaoyangmen SOHO III – inner courtyard

zaha hadid architects: chaoyangmen SOHO III chaoyangmen SOHO III  aerial view rendering


  • oh, i would also like to be an architect who does not has to care about surroundings, relations, loss of space, wether or not the project will blow the budget, … well everything an architct should care about!
    well maybe not!

    nice form, but architecture??? give us plans zaha!
    quote marie antoinette:”why give then plans when they can have images!”
    please notice, for all zadid fans, most of her visualisations carefully, and very well, avoids to show anything else but her object!
    i wonder what the result of a crossbreed of a frank g. and a zaha h. would give – an other object placer!?

    frank hadid
    Aug 28, 2009
  • indeed, mr newdesign2120,
    with this project beijing will finally have balls.
    best regards,
    sincerely yours,
    holy mother of god

    holy mother of god
    Aug 28, 2009
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