A BEIJING ESSAY

 


The German architect Ole Scheeren reflects on the shapeshifting metropolis he calls home.
 

“This city is strong, robust, self-assured,” says Ole Scheeren of Beijing, where he has lived and worked since the early 2000's, when he came to oversee the construction of the iconic Chinese Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters as Director and Partner of Rem Koolhaas' Dutch firm, OMA. “Even though it has transformed dramatically, it has never lost touch with itself entirely.” 

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