Zaha Hadid Architects’ Wangjinh SOHO tower in Beijing, China has won first prize at the 2015 Emporis (www.emporis.com) Skyscraper Awards, chosen from over 300 skyscrapers of at least
100 meters’ height and which were completed during the previous calendar year.
The winning design consists of three distinctive skyscrapers with a height of 118m, 127m and 200m and was chosen for its excellent energy efficiency and design, which provides a harmonious and organic momentum to the complex.
According to the developer, the design for Wangjing SOHO was meant to evoke the image of Koi (Japanese carp), a traditional Chinese symbol of wealth, luck, health and happiness.
The juxtaposition of the tower’s fluid forms continuously changes when viewed from different directions; appearing as individual buildings in some views, or as a connected ensemble in others.
The three underground parking floors include secure parking for 8,256 bicycles and showers for cyclists.