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Leeza SOHO in Beijing

Leeza SOHO, Beijing Retail and Office Building, Zaha Hadid China, Architecture Images
Leeza SOHO in Beijing
Contemporary Tower in China – design by Zaha Hadid Architects
16 Feb 2017
Leeza SOHO
Design: Zaha Hadid Architects
Location: Beijing, China
Leeza SOHO

Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Directly above the new interchange station for the financial district, Leeza Soho connects with the city?s bus network on Lize Road to the north and Lou Tuo Wan East Road to the east. Anchoring the new financial district, the 172,800 sqm Leeza Soho design has evolved from its specific site conditions. Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides the site, the tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium – the world?s tallest – extends 190m through full height of the building connecting the two halves together.
As the tower rises, the diagonal axis through the site defined by the subway tunnel is re-aligned by ?twisting? the atrium through 45 degrees to orientate the atrium?s higher floors with the east-west axis of Liza Road, one of west Beijing?s primary avenues. Connecting with the new interchange station below, this 190m atrium will be a new public spac...
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