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Digital Beijing – Beijing, China

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Building: Digital Beijing
Location: Beijing Olympic Park, Beijing China [map]
Architect: Pei Zhu
Structural Engineer Consultant: China Institute Building Standard Design & Research 
Area: 98,000 square meters
Construction: 2005 – 2007

 The 57-meter tall building was designed to have a north and south elevation resembling a barcode, while the east and west facades were made to look like a circuit board. The building was designed to be viewed as four disconnected blocks, but actually, are connected in a large central area. Digital Beijing also uses reinforced concrete and a steel frame.

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Written by Tomas Garcia

November 21, 2019 at 1:22 pm

Posted in Built

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