Recently, A’s Design Award Committee released the 2015-2016 period winners on their website. Professor Zhou Qi from Southeast University won the award in category of Architecture, Building and Structure Design with his architecture design: People's Daily HQ Office in Beijing.
As the only award-winning work from china mainland, this high-rise building has been one of the most important constructions in Beijing since 2008 Olympic Game, which is located in the heart of Beijing's CBD. We try to do something which will be a creative, contemporary and modern, but also reflect our culture and tradition. The streamline body is shaped by cutting an ellipsoid with three hyperboloids, which there is no dead point for all view angles. We use glazed terracotta to cover the 3D round shapes, which is traditional Chinese material. The form of the High-rise building comes from Chinese character People, corresponding to the title of the media People's Daily. The triangular plan is transformed from the structure of the character People. And the material used on outer supporter is glazed terracotta, which comes from roof of traditional Chinese temples.
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