Zaha Hadid Architects unveils new construction images of Beijing skyscraper
Zaha Hadid Architects has unveiled new black and white construction images of the “world biggest atrium” housed inside its Leeza Soho tower in Beijing.
The 207-metre skyscraper is set to reach its full height next month, with the tower scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
The tower is expected to hold the world record for the tallest atrium, a title currently held by Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
The central atrium extends up to 190m through the full height of the structure and connecting the two halves together.
As it rises, the diagonal axis through the site that is defined by the subway tunnel re-aligns by twisting the atrium through 45 degrees to orient the higher floors of the atrium with the east-west axis of Lize Road, one of Beijing’s main streets.
The ‘twsit’ of the atrium allows for plenty of natural light to enter the building and well as providing views of the city from the centre of all floors.