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Zaha Hadid's Second Set of Curvaceous Beijing Towers are Finally Finished

All photos by Cristiano Bianchi, courtesy of Dezeen

Zaha Hadid's latest project in Beijing, the Wangjing Soho Towers, is finally finished and, if you've been keeping up with the dame's work in the Chinese capital, the photos may give you a wicked case of déjà vu. That's because the towers, which sit in the heart of the city's IT hub, bear a striking resemblance to those in Hadid's Galaxy Soho complex, which, controversially, won her honors from the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2013 and were also built to look like a collection of rocks smoothed by river tides.

Though each project was built for the same development company, Soho China, and shares an aluminum-banded, tapered form, there are slight differences. Unlike Galaxy Soho, for example, which comprises five interconnected towers largely containing retail space and clocks in at nearly double the size of this latest work, the Wangjing Soho is composed of three discrete volumes serving up a mix of flexible office space and retail. You can find more photos over at Dezeen.


· Zaha Hadid Completes Pebble-Shaped Wangjing Soho Towers in Beijing [Curbed]