The new headquarters of China Central Television (CCTV) is a 234m tall building with a highly unusual shape, described as a 'three-dimensional cranked loop'. The building is formed by two leaning towers, bent 90° at the top and bottom to form a continuous tube.
The China Central Television new headquarters building will be located in the Central Business District on the east side of the East Third Ring Road, north of Guang Hua Road and south of Chao Yang Road. When completed, the building will form the new headquarters to China Central Television (CCTV), the principal state-run broadcaster in China.File Size: 962KB
The new CCTV headquarters was completed in time to broadcast the Beijing Olympics in 2008. The L-shaped high-rise towers were designed by Rem Koolhass and Ole Scheeren of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). The structure of the building involves two 60° leaning towers that are bent at 90° at the top and bottom. The Beijing skyline with the new China Central Television (CCTV) building (centre).
- Developer: China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters - international competition 2002 - Architect: Rem Koolhaas (OMA) - Engineer: Arup - Location: Beijing, China - Floors: 51 - Height: 768 - Price: 600,000,000 euros - Program: entire TV making process - One singular building - “continuous loop”- closed circuit television - Controversy