Sunday, August 16, 2009

V.O.B. - Architecture: steven holl architects: linked hybrid

linked hybrid is a multi-purpose complex in beijing, china designed by steven holl architects. the project is
220,000 square-meters spread over eight interconnected towers. the multiple structures are joined together
by a ring of skybridges that each hold different public functions. the unusual design was created to counter
current urban development trends in china. instead of a sealed off private tower, the building is a porous
urban space that is open to the public on all sides. the complex houses over 750 apartments, recreation
facilities, a hotel, school and various public and private facilities. the concept for the structure encapsulates
a ‘city within a city’ providing service for over 2500 inhabitants. the building was recently named the
‘best tall building’ in asia and australia by the council on tall buildings and urban habitat (CTBUH)


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