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Linked Hybrid

Steven Holl Architects

Steven Holl loves China. Linked Hybrid is the first of four huge China projects designed by his practice to be completed. On many counts, it is Holl’s favourite: for its mammoth proportions but especially for the opportunity to provide Beijing with a residential complex on a par with New York’s urban dimension with pedestrian areas and public services. Two of Holl’s other three other projects - the Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture and the Vanke Center in Shenzhen - will be completed during 2009 while the third, the Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, will be finished in 2010. Holl is proud of the opportunity to provide Beijing - after the Olympic Games now famous for its iconic buildings by celebrity architects - with a complex that aims to enhance liveability in a city whose development has largely disregarded even the most elementary requirements of ordinary citizens. Like many...

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