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Galaxy SOHO

Beijing China


Project Description


The Galaxy SOHO project in central Beijing for SOHO China is a 330,000 m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city, inspired by the grand scale of Beijing. Its architecture is a composition of four continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. These volumes adapt to each other in all directions, generating a panoramic architecture without corners or abrupt transitions that break the fluidity of its formal composition.

The great interior courts of the project are a reflection of traditional Chinese architecture where courtyards create an internal world of continuous open spaces. Here, the architecture is no longer composed of rigid blocks, but instead comprised of volumes which coalesce to create a world of continuous mutual adaptation and fluid movement between each building. Shifting plateaus within the design impact upon each other to generate a deep sense of immersion and envelopment. As users enter deeper into the building, they discover intimate spaces that follow the same coherent formal logic of continuous curvelinearity.

The lower three levels of Galaxy SOHO house public facilities for retail and entertainment. The levels immediately above provide work spaces for clusters of innovative businesses. The top of the building is dedicated to bars, restaurants and cafés that offer views along one of the greatest avenues of the city. These different functions are interconnected through intimate interiors that are always linked with the city, helping to establish Galaxy SOHO as a major urban landmark for Beijing.


Project Details

Galaxy SOHO
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Project Team:
    Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher, Satoshi Ohashi (project director, associate), Cristiano Ceccato (associate), Yoshi Uchiyama (project architect), Rolando Rodriguez-Leal, Eugene Leung, Kelly Lee, Rita Lee, Lillie Liu, Seung-ho Yeo, Michael Grau, Shu Hashimoto, Shao-Wei Huang, Chikara Inamura, Lydia Kim, Yasuko Kobayashi, Raymond Lau, Wang Lin, Tao Wen, Stephan Wurster, Dorian Bybee, Yereem Park, Samer Chamoun, Michael Hill, Tom Wuenschmann, Shuojiong Zhang
  • Local Design Institute: BIAD Beijing Institute of Architecture & Design 
  • General Contractor: China Construction First Building (Group) Corp. 
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Project Size:
    332,857 sq m


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