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Last edited 20 Jun 2017
Phoenix International Media Center, Beijing
Designed by the architectural studio BIAD UFO, the building is formed by two bulbous towers with kidney-shaped floorplans wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin. One tower is several storeys taller than the other giving the torus’ volume its angled profile. The architects were inspired by the twisted form of a symbolic Möbius strip.
The outer shell, made up of a 'stretched' web of steel and 3,800 differently sized and detailed glass panels, encloses snaking elevated walkways and staircases that connect offices and studios. Throughout, the interiors are finished with light-coloured flooring, white walls and gridded glazing.
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