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

designboom recently visited the construction site of the ‘galaxy SOHO’ to witness the structure’s complete cladding finish and in process landscaping. designed by london-based zaha hadid architects the white undulating towers appear to seamlessly merge into the skyline above. the four spiraling facades are joined by a series of bridges with stretch to connect with one another, allowing for an internal path of circulation between the buildings. the mixed-use development will house retail, office and hospitality outlets providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. the project is set to be unveiled on october 27th which will celebrating its creativity with a festival. when completed it will be dame hadid’s first project in the city of beijing, china.

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

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion upper level floors

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion coiling bridges

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion glass wall can be opened for individual ventilation into the structure

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion in process landscaping

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion undulating tower disappearing into the sky

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion exterior cladding details

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion

zaha hadid: galaxy soho nears completion positioning within the city

video © zaha hadid architects

project info:

architect: zaha hadid architects design: zaha hadid with patrik schumacher project director: satoshi ohashi project architect: yoshi uchiyama associate: cristiano ceccato execution team: stephan wurster, michael hill, samer chamoun, eugene leung, rita lee, lillie liu, rolando rodriguez-leal, wen tao, tom wuenschmann, seung-ho yeo, shuojiong zhang, michael grau, shu hashimoto, shao-wei huang, chikara inamura, lydia kim, yasuko kobayashi, wang lin, yereem park, kelly lee competition team: daewha kang (lead designer), monika bilska, elizabeth bishop, diogo brito, brian dale, jwalant mahadevwala, michael powers, vignesh ramaraju local design institutue: BIAD (beijing institute of architecture and design) facade: KT kighton ltd. main contractor: china state construction – first division cladding contractor: shenyang yuanda + wuhan lingyun project name: galaxy soho location: beijing, china net occupied area: 46,965m² gross floor area: 332,857m² maximum height: 67m floors above ground level: 12 office, 3 retail below ground: 1 retail, 2 parking levels