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Will the Beijing blaze come back to haunt European architects?

Post Time:Feb 11,2009Classify:Industry NewsView:130

There's never an auspicious time for a building to burn down, but the spectacular fire at the TVCC building in Beijing will be taken as a particularly bad omen, coming as it does at the end of the Chinese new year holiday. It has not been a particularly great time for China's international reputation recently.

Rem Koolhaas, [designer of TVCC] has described [the building] as an alternative to the tyranny of the skyscraper. Instead of soaring straight up into the sky, the building bends in on itself, describing a giant wonky square in the sky–a continuous loop of TV studios, offices, and other facilities that reconfigures the typical top-to-bottom relationships of the traditional office building, according to a Feb. 10 article in the Guardian.

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