Newsclipping of the Day :: CCTV in Beijing

Steven just sent me this link to OMA's new CCTV headquarters building in Beijing. We've been marvelling over this one for a while, and, while the main building is not yet complete, the cultural centre / hotel is ready for it's first purpose as CCTV's official outpost of the upcoming Olympic Games. I remember in graduate school, way back in '90, wacky Dutchman Rem Koolhaas and his Office for Metropolitan Architecture's star was just beginning to rise. They were finally exiting the realm of theoreticians and getting real commissions, such as the Millenium Dome in Great Britain. This is really a marvel of a complex, i can't wait to see the finished results. What do you guys think? I think it is a real work of art.


Anonymous said...

the millenium dome is sure not from OMA,


Sam said...

Dear anonymous, quite right. This is the OMA project i was thinking of, very domelike:


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