Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects and rising to an incredible height of 190 meters, Beijing’s “Leeza SOHO” contains the world’s tallest atrium. The B1M take a look at this incredible projects design, structural elements and the inspiration behind it in this short video.
Gallery of the Leeza SOHO
About the Project
Within the Lize Financial Business District – a new business, residential and transport hub adjacent to Financial Road in southwest Beijing – Leeza Soho is located at the intersection of Lines 14 and 16 currently under-construction for the Beijing Subway rail network. Anchoring the financial district, the 172,800m² Leeza Soho design has evolved from its specific site conditions. Straddling the new subway tunnel that diagonally divides the site, the tower rises as a single volume divided into two halves on either side of the tunnel. A central atrium – the world’s tallest – extends 190m through full height of the building, connecting the two halves together.
“The atrium’s ‘twist’ allows natural light and views of the city from the centre of all floors of Leeza Soho. Sky bridges on structural rings at each refuge/MEP level and a doubleinsulated glass façade unite the two halves of the tower together within a single cohesive envelope”.