CCTV – Headquarters

China Central Television Beijing / China / 2012

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(Eng) Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473, 000m2, CCTV – accommodating TV studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities – is OMA’s largest ever project and its first major building in China. CCTV defies the skyscraper’s typical quest for ultimate height. Rising from a common platform, two towers lean towards each other and eventually merge in a perpendicular, 75-metre cantilever. The design combines the entire process of TV-making – formerly scattered in various locations across the city – into a loop of interconnected activities. The structure of the CCTV Headquarters, and the forces at work within it, is visible on its façade: a web of diagonals that becomes dense in areas of greater stress, looser and more open in areas requiring less support. The façade itself becomes a visual manifestation of the building’s structure. Rem Koolhaas commented: “I am very happy, after years of intense collaboration, that the CCTV building will soon begin to perform its role in the way it is intended.” The CCTV project was led by OMA / Rem Koolhaas, former OMA partner Ole Scheeren (until 2010), OMA partner David Gianotten and project manager Dongmei Yao in close collaboration with partners Shohei Shigematsu, Ellen van Loon and Victor van der Chijs. The design team consisted of project architects Anu Leinonen, Charles Berman and Adrianne Fisher together with a team of over 100 architects from OMA. The structural and MEP design was provided by Cecil Balmond and Arup, while ECADI (East China Architectural Design & Research Institute) functioned as the Local Design Institute. Design Consultants included Front INC, Inside/Outside, DHV, DMJMH+N, Lerch Bates & Associates, LPA, Sandy Brown Associates and Romano Gatland NY. (Ita) L’intervento prevede la realizzazione delle nuove sedi della CCTV e del Television Cultural Center (TVCC). Ognuno di essi – spiegano gli autori del progetto- ha una propria destinazione: uno è dedicato alla teletrasmissione, l’altro ai servizi, alla ricerca e alla formazione. È inoltre prevista la realizzazione del Media Park. La sede della CCTV sorgerà su una superficie complessiva di 405mila metri quadrati circa, all’interno dei quali troveranno spazio gli uffici amministrativi, gli uffici commerciali, gli studi di registrazione ed i centri di produzione. “Sebbene sia alta ben 230 metri, la struttura non si presenta come un tradizionale grattacielo. Bensì come un alternarsi continuo di sezioni orizzontali e verticali collegate tra loro che, più che puntare verso il cielo, danno forma ad una imponente ed innovativa scultura urbana. E lo schema irregolare di diagonali che disegnano la griglia diventa espressione della forza che attraversa la struttura” Il secondo edificio, il Television Cultural Center (TVCC), ospiterà in un’area complessiva di circa 116mila metri quadrati un albergo a cinque stelle, un centro per i visitatori, un teatro da 1500 posti a sedere ed ampi spazi espositivi. Il Media park sarà un parco pubblico per il tempo libero con aree per riprese all’esterno e studi di produzione.
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    (Eng) Designed by OMA as a reinvention of the skyscraper as a loop, construction on the building began in 2004. At approximately 473, 000m2, CCTV – accommodating TV studios, offices, broadcasting and production facilities – is OMA’s largest ever project and its first major building in China. CCTV defies the skyscraper’s typical quest for ultimate height. Rising from a common platform, two towers lean towards each other and eventually merge in a perpendicular, 75-metre cantilever. The design...

    Project details
    • Year 2012
    • Work started in 2004
    • Work finished in 2012
    • Client China Central Television
    • Status Current works
    • Type Corporate Headquarters
    • Websitehttp://www.oma.nl
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