Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects,

The Leeza SOHO Tower is located on Lize Road in southwest Beijing,

docking the new business district of Fengtai – .

It is a financial and transportation hub growing between the city center

and the recently opened Beijing Daxing International Airport to the south.

The new business district is an integral part of Beijing’s urban multimodal plan

to accommodate growth without affecting existing downtown infrastructure networks.

The 45-storey tower, with an area of ​​172,800 square meters,

responds to the demand of small and medium-sized businesses in Beijing for a flexible and efficient first-class office space.


Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects


The tower is located next to the existing train station in the business district at the intersection

of five new lines currently under construction on the Beijing subway network.

The Leeza SOHO site is divided diagonally by an underground subway service tunnel,

which runs along this tunnel, and the tower’s design divides its volume into two halves surrounded by a single façade.

Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

The space created between these two halves spans the full height of the tower,

creating the world’s tallest atrium at 194.15 metres.

which rotates through the building as the tower rises to re-align the upper floors with Lize Road to the north.

This lobby rotation intertwines the two halves of Leeza SOHO in a dynamic “pas de deux”

with connecting soaring bridges on levels 13, 24, 35 and 45.


Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects


And its glass facade, which offers panoramic views of the city,

has created a fascinating new urban space for Beijing that is directly connected to the city’s transportation network.

The lobby brings natural light into the depths of the building,

and also acts as a convection chimney with an integrated ventilation system that keeps positive pressure at a low level to limit air entry.

Providing efficient filtration of clean air within the tower’s interior environment,

the unitized glass curtain wall system rotates the glazing units on each floor at an angle,

providing narrow ventilation registers to draw outside air through operable cavities when needed,

creating highly effective environmental control for each floor.


Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects


The two halves of the tower shade the public spaces in the atrium,

while double insulated glass maintains a comfortable indoor environment in the harsh weather conditions of Beijing.

At the forefront of 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) in design,

construction management and construction operations,

Zaha Hadid Architects and SOHO China have implemented proven technologies

to reduce energy consumption and emissions in each of their four collaborations,

totaling 15 million square feet of mixed-use urban space in Beijing and Shanghai. .

Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects

Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification by the US Green Building Council,

Leeza SOHO’s advanced 3D energy management system monitors real-time environmental control and energy efficiency.

These systems also include heat recovery from exhaust air,

high-efficiency pumps, fans, cooling boilers, lighting and controls.

The tower also includes water harvesting, low flow rate and gray water flow fittings

as well as a green roof insulated PV array to harvest 2,680 bicycle parking spaces.


Leeza Soho Tower by Zaha Hadid Architects


With cabinets, showers and charging areas for electric and hybrid cars located underground while low-volatile

organic composites are installed throughout Leeza SOHO to minimize indoor pollutants,

high-efficiency filters remove particulates via the air treatment system.


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