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Leeza SOHO

Combining balletic gracefulness with bracing originality, the Leeza SOHO in the Fengtai business district of Beijing comprises two “halves of a tower” (both with grade-A office space) within a single shell. The exterior bulges and narrows thanks to custom-designed stepped windows that vary in size and shape, while inside the two tower halves appear to dance — they twist and turn and occasionally touch one another via elevated walkways. More dramatic still is the negative space between them: a light well that runs the entire 45-storey height of the 172,800-square-metre structure, making it the world’s tallest atrium.

Project Leeza SOHO Location Beijing, China Firm Zaha Hadid Architects,U.K. Team Zaha Hadid and Patrik...

AZ Awards 2020: Awards of Merit in Architecture: Buildings > 1,000 SqM

Zaha Hadid Architects, Lacime Architects, Oppenheim Architecture and LAN all received accolades in Architecture: Buildings > 1,000 SqM.

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