Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Building Cultural Enterprise
Here's another striking piece of Beijing architecture. It's diagonally across from the Swissotel and stands in front of a roundabout for everyone to marvel at.
I don't know if it's more for looks as the giant sheets of glass in front does little to prevent the exposure of office workers to the outside world.
But it's a relief from the 1980s mish-mash of geometrical shaped-towers that had no central design theme.
It's the China Poly Group building. I looked up their website and they deal in trade, real estate and culture. The business of culture? Apparently they organize large-scale art events, auctions, theatre management and produce TV programs.
I find the building so intriguing, and wonder what that part jutting out of the bottom left corner is for.... any suggestions?