finally completed, the OMA-designed ‘CCTV headquarters’ in beijing will open its doors to television broadcasting this year.
this reinvention of the typical skyscraper forms a looping tower with a dramatic cantilever, representing the firms first major project
in china as well as its largest overall building. beginning as a winning competition proposal in 2002, construction for the 473,000 square meter
structure began in 2004. rising from a common platform, two leaning towers rise to merge with the 75 foot perpendicular extension,
interconnecting the activities for TV-making. once scattered around the city, the structure contains studios, offices, broadcasting
and production facilities into a single location.