China Central Television Building (New CCTV building, 中央电视台新址, 中国中央电视台新大
楼, CCTV大楼, 央视新大楼, 央视新台址 )

Address: 32 Dong San Huan Zhong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Chinese Address: 北京市朝阳区东三环中路32号
Architects: Rem Koolhaas (a Dutch mastermind known for his outlandish ideas and successful Seattle public library and the
Casa da Musica in Oporto, Portugal.) and Ole Scheeren.
Structural engineering: UK-based firm Arup
Height: 234 metres (768 ft)
Cost: Around $750 million

The most remarkable of China’s new architecture, China’s New Central television headquarters twists the idea of a skyscraper
quite literally into a 49-story-tall gravity-defying loop. The new CCTV building is known by some locals as Big Shorts (Big
Underpants, Chinese:大裤衩). or Knowledge Window (Zhichuang, Chinese: 智窗). What some have called the world’s most
complex building may also be, at $750 million, the world’s priciest. An accompanying cultural center will include a 300-room
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, a visitor center, a huge CCTV studio and two cinemas.
CCTV Building Rendering
CCTV_building_underconstruction
CCTV Headquater Building with image of Liu Xiang 2008
CCTV Tower - Big Shorts
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New_CCTV_Headquarters
New CCTV Building and Mandarin
Oriental Hotel(left)
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The CCTV tower and its fire-damaged sister
building, TVCC.  The TVCC, or Television Cultural
Centre, is to host a 5-star luxury hotel -Mandarin
Oriental Hotel, visitor’s centre, public theatre and
exhibition space.

The Mandarin Oriental hotel caught fire on Feb. 9,
2009 as the skies of the Chinese capital were filled
with fireworks celebrating the lantern festival.
One fireman was killed fighting a fire that destroyed
the unfinished 44-story luxury hotel, next door to
the landmark China Central Television building.

Both buildings were designed by Rotterdam,
Netherlands, architects Rem Koolhaas and Ole
Scheeren for the firm OMA  with structural
engineering by UK-based firm Arup. Both were
nearing the end of construction.
Sunset at Beijing Summer Palace
Meiguoxing.com, Your Ultimate Guide to Beijing, China
Location Map of CCTV New Headquarters
Location Map of CCTV New Building
One of 50 great ideas for the 21st century  by www.independent.co.uk   on  August 6, 2006
央视新大楼被评为新世纪伟大建筑

The first great architectural icon of the third millennium - and a powerful blow against established notions of skyscraper
verticality - will be the CCTV Building in Beijing, designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas's OMA practice and
currently under construction. The word "icon" suggests certainty and virtuosity; the CCTV Building's power lies in its twisting
of one Modernist icon, the skyscraper, into a vast glass and steel fortune cookie - corporate complexity, rather than vertical
bling.

Its graphic punch demonstrates the doubt created by what Koolhaas refers to as "the violent surf of information". The
architect has Utopian instincts, but admits that architects are now reduced to playing catch-up with the slews of imagery,
information and corporate forces that increasingly dominate thought and behaviour.

"That belief in manifestos, and that confidence that we knew what to do, have now completely collapsed," he says.
"Nowadays, we no longer write manifestos; at most, we write portraits of particular cities, in the hope, not of developing a
theory of what to do with them, but of understanding how cities exist currently. We're just trying to understand what's
happening."

The CCTV Building invokes the Tatlin Tower, a Constructivist model structure that helped to jolt the architectural world into
Modernism in 1919. Koolhaas's fortune cookie, both icon and anti-icon, is beyond "-isms"; it's a brilliant pan-cultural special
effect.


One of The world's most ambitious projects by the Times on July 10, 2007
英国《泰晤士报》评出的十个最大最重要的建筑工程之一

One of The World's Ten Best Architectural Marvels By Time Magazine

Viewer comments about New CCTV Building:  

  • That reminds me of babylon tower from Getbackers  
  • yup, thats pretty wild  Quite interesting.  
  • that is awesome!  
  • Crazy cool  That's one crazy building.  
  • Interesting and Daring Architecture
New CCTV Building and Mandarin Oriental Hotel - Video
Architects - Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren
Beijing CCTV Tower
中央电视台新台址

中央电视台总部新台楼地处东三环路以东、光华路以北、朝阳路以南,北京中央商务区CBD规划范围内的呼家楼一带。 中央电视台
新址,让世人瞩目。其中的两栋全钢结构的楼是倾斜的,第一瞬间就吓人一大跳——怎么这楼像是要倒?!

央视新址主楼悬臂钢结构即两栋塔楼分别以大跨度外伸部分在162米以上高空悬挑75.165米和67.165米,然后折形相交对接,在大
楼顶部形成折形门式结构体系。悬臂共14层、宽39.1米、高56米,用钢量为1. 8万吨,相当于将中国第一栋钢铁大厦深圳发展中心
悬空建造。中国建筑股份有限公司总承包的CCTV主楼含两栋分别为52层、高234米和44层、高194米的塔楼,并由悬臂钢结构连
接,总建筑面积473000平方米,号称“中国公共建筑‘第一单’”。

据悉,在美国《商业周刊》和英国《泰晤士报》组织的评选中,央视新址分别跻身“中国十大新建筑奇迹”和“当今全球建设中十大‘最
强悍’工程”行列,并荣膺“中国建筑经典工程”。

近日,英国《金融时报》作者Lionel Barber重返中国时感慨中央电视台新建大楼令人惊叹。这座在建的标志性建筑是中央电视台的
新总部,矗立在林立的摩天大楼中,占地面积几乎与美国五角大楼相当。该建筑由两幢快要“撞”到一起的倾斜塔楼组成,两者由一条
钢和玻璃结构的通道相连,是大胆建筑构思与工程实力的结合,令人叹为观止。

CCTV新楼是国际著名建筑及设计公司OMA的荷兰设计师雷姆·库哈斯和德国设计师奥勒·舍伦的共同作品。设计主题是“力与美的雕
塑”,设计成为一种雕塑般的扭曲,旁边两栋大楼向内斜,大楼顶端相连,两大楼中间是一个斜长方形的中空,形成不规则的几何图
案。这座40层的大楼高230米,主体架构由大面积玻璃窗与菱形钢网格结合而成。两座竖立的塔楼向内倾斜60度,分别在顶部和底
部被横向的结构连接起来,呈闭合的环形。大楼占地面积超过50万平米,造价4.6亿欧元,是仅次于美国五角大楼的世界第二大办公
楼。两位设计者认为CCTV新楼“位居史上最为复杂的建筑之列”,能够抵抗地震的侵袭。不可否认,央视新楼具有令人羡慕和震惊的
视觉冲击力。

由于央视大楼建筑造型花费庞大(约50亿人民币)、过于奇特、有安全及交通隐患而备受争议。央视大楼所取的名字五花八门,因
其怪异的造型,民间戏称其为“大裤衩”, 一个较文雅的名字就叫“智窗”大厦。有关“央视设计者用色情玩笑戏弄中国”的传闻在中国互
联网上被热炒, 而建筑设计师库哈斯在他所在的荷兰大都会建筑事务所(OMA)网站上发布声明,否认大楼设计含有色情隐喻。
2009年2月9日,由于非法燃放烟花,央视新址北配楼
北京文华东方酒店发生了火灾。 北京文华东方酒店位于CCTV新总部大楼北
侧,是央视新大楼的重要组成部分, 产权属于央视,总投资超过10亿元, 原定在2009年7月开业。

地址:北京朝阳区东三环中路32号