Wangjing SOHO Showroom Debuts In Beijing
Last week the Beijing-based real estate giant SOHO China debuted the new showroom for its latest project, Wangjing SOHO, designed by the renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. Set to be completed in 2014, this ambitious project follows on the heels of Hadid’s recently completed Guangzhou Opera House. Described as “a set of aluminum and glass mountains” to be set in Beijing’s Chaoyang district, Wangjing SOHO will consist of three curved office towers ranging in height up to 200 meters, along with three smaller commercial buildings.
SOHO China successfully bid 4 billion yuan (US$618) for the construction site in 2009, announcing at the time that it planned to build approximately 521,000 square meters of gross office and retail space on the land. Wangjing SOHO will be, upon its completion, the first high-rise landmark to be constructed between Beijing Capital International Airport and downtown Beijing.
At the Wangjing SOHO showroom event, Pan Shiyi, chairman of SOHO China said there is still much room for commercial real estate development in China’s first tier cities. Pan added that he believes the Wangjing SOHO complex will attract a number of Chinese high-tech companies and financial firms, helping to make Wangjing one of Beijing’s fastest-growing business districts.