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Office tower “Leeza Soho”

Think Big, Act Sustainable

Zaha Hadid Architects

Soho China is the country’s largest developer of office space and it secured a prime site when the government auctioned off plots in the new Fengtai Financial District, located in the southwest of Beijing, between the Second and Third Ring Roads. For Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) there was a double challenge: to straddle a subway interchange and to create a model of innovative design and sustainability that would anchor a master-planned community. Leeza Soho is the fourth collaboration between this architect and developer, for a total of 1.4 million sq. m, and it opened at the same time as ZHA’s 700,000 sq. m Daxing Airport. A high-speed line will run north linking the two airports, Lize and the capital’s CBD.

Leeza Soho conceals its complexity within an ellipsoid of stepped panels punctuated by two sine curves of clear glass that draw light into the...

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