zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process
 
zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process
oct 03, 2011

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process

‘galaxy SOHO’ by zaha hadid architects, beijing, china image © designboom

designboom recently visited the construction site for the ‘galaxy SOHO’ project designed by london-based zaha hadid architects in beijing, china. under way and moving towards completion, the exposed concrete structures are acquiring their cladding of glass curtain wall units. the lower levels of the four undulating towers are allotted for retail and entertainment spaces while office and work areas are positioned within the middle of the buildings. panoramic views of the great avenues are offered from the highest floors dedicated to bars, restaurants and cafes. a series of elevated and enclosed pedestrian pathways bridge the voids between the structures. devoid of corners, this fluid configuration reinvents the classical chinese courtyard creating a continuous internal arrangement within the heart of the urban landscape.

see designboom’s original coverage of this project’s early schematic and design development phases.

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process view from pedestrian bridge image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process view approaching the complex image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process entry path image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process lobby image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process stair to rooftop of lobby image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process view of recessed plaza from roof image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process construction on plaza level below gradeimage © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process perimeter scaffolding image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process before installation of curtain wall units image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process one of the towers image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process bridges for construction workers image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process construction equipment image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process safety fences at each level image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process pedestrian bridge between two towers image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process installation of curtain wall units image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process curtain wall units image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process model image © designboom

zaha hadid: galaxy soho in process model image © designboom

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