Zaha Hadid Architects has revealed proposals for this 46-storey skyscraper in southwest Beijing China

The Leeza Soho project will feature the world’s tallest atrium – a 200m-high space which extends the full height of the ‘gently twisting’ cylindrical tower.

The office-led scheme features an underground promenade linking the subway station below the site, through the building to a proposed public park to the west.

As well as parking space for 480 cars, the project includes enough room for 2,680 bikes and features a 3D BIM energy management system that ‘monitors in real-time environmental control and energy efficiency’.


Project: Leeza SOHO
Client: Soho China
Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid, Patrik Schumacher
Project Director: Satoshi Ohashi Associate Ed Gaskin, Armando Solano
Project Team: Kaloyan Erevinov, Philipp Ostermaier (Lead Designer); Shu Hashimoto, Christoph Klemmt, Yang Jingwen, Samson Lee, Di Ding, Xuexin Duan, Juan Liu, Dennis Brezina, Rita Lee, Seungho Yeo

Structure: Bollinger+Grohmann (Competition), CABR (SD), BIAD (DD) (CD)
Facade: KWP (SD), Kighton Façade, Yuanda (DD) (CD)
MEP: Parsons Brinkerhoff (SD), BIAD (DD) (CD)
Lighting: Light Design (SD)(DD)
Landscape: ZHA (SD)(DD), Ecoland (DD)(CD)

Site Area: 30,688m²
Gross Floor Area: 172,800m²
Above Ground: 124,000m²
Towers & Pavilions Tower: 123,740m² Pavilions: 220m²
Below Ground: 48,800m²
Height: 207m
Top of occupied floor: 190.5m (45 floors)
Floors Above Ground: 46 levels (Lobby 3900 m2, Offices 110,474 m2, MEP floors9406 m2)
Floors Below Ground: 4 levels (including 2 levels retail, 2 levels parking, and subway tunnel)
Retail: 10,000m²
Atrium Height: 191 m
Vehicular Parking: 480
Bicycle Parking: 2,680


Source: Architects Journal