WANGJING SOHO

Three curved asymmetric towers designed as inter-weaving mountains by UK-based architect Zaha Hadid fuse building and landscape in Wangjing SOHO in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.

The juxtaposition of the towers continuously changes depending on where they are viewed from. In some views they appear to be individual buildings, in others they are a connected ensemble.

Wangjing, a suburb of Beijing, is home to technology companies and startups, as well as a many international companies.

The towers feature curved and tapered forms, the tallest and most slender being 200 metres high, while the other two are slightly broader, with heights of 127 and 118 metres. The towers contain both office and retail space with a GFA of 520,000 sqm.

The main façade systems include a unitized curtain wall system with stepped aluminiun cladding of slab. The slab cladding was custom designed to vary in height, width and depth.

Cold-bending technology was successfully adopted to achieve the smooth curvature of the aluminiun strips while achieving savings.

The building is designed in accordance with the US Green Building LEED certification standards and has obtained LEED Gold pre-certification. The high-performance glass curtain wall system and dual silver low-E glass reduce artificial heating and cooling requirements.

  • Scope
    FAÇADE AND ACCESS + MAINTENANCE CONSULTANT
  • Location
    BEIJING, PRC
  • Client
    SOHO CHINA
  • Architect
    ZAHA HADID | CHINA CONSTRUCTION DESIGN INTERNATIONALl (CCDI)