Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Galaxy SOHO project in Beijing for SOHO China is a 330,000m2 office, retail and entertainment complex that will become an integral part of the living city. Its architecture is a composition of four continuous, flowing volumes that are set apart, fused or linked by stretched bridges. Photo: Hufton + Crow.
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Galaxy SOHO, designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid for Zhang' SOHO China, was built in 2012 on a 50,000 square meter plot in central Beijing. It was Hadid's first building in Beijing.
Willmott Dixon is building the first of a series of planned ‘Tesco Towns’ in south London. The scheme to create a large mixed-use development including an 8000m2 Tesco superstore is one of the largest post-tensioned concrete projects in the UK. Taken from ‘Post Tensioning provides the base for ‘Tesco Town’’, by Richard Gaskill of Structural Systems (UK).
Long Beach High School in Lido Beach, NY is undergoing a USD16.5 million expansion and renovation. After auger cast piles topped with reinforced concrete caps have been put in place, concrete grade beams will span the caps, with the bearing shear walls and concrete columns resting atop the beams. The structural system also includes precast floors and roof structure as well as concrete columns and beams. Taken from ‘High school expansion’, by Peter Wilk of Wilk Marketing Communications.
Gallery of Zaha Hadid Architects' First Built Tower: CMA CGM Headquarters - 12