sábado, 14 de febrero de 2009


11 febrero 2009.

A Television Cultural Center open to the public containing a theater, ballroom, cinemas, recording studios and exhibition facilities as well as a hotel.

The Television Cultural Center (TVCC) is an open, inviting structure. It accommodates visitors and guests, and will be freely accessible to the public. On the ground floor, a continuous lobby provides access to the 1500-seat theater, a large ballroom, digital cinemas, recording studios and exhibition facilities. The building hosts the international broadcasting centre for the 2008 Olympic Games. The tower accommodates a five-star hotel; guests enter at a dedicated drop-off from the east of the building and ascend to the fifth floor housing the check-in as well as restaurants, lounges, and conference rooms. The hotel rooms are occupying both sides of the tower, forming a spectacular atrium above the landscape of public facilities.

On the block in the south-east, the Media Park is conceived as an extension of the proposed green axis of the CBD. It is open to the public for events and entertainment, and can be used for outdoor filming.

TVCC Television Cultural Centre
Competition 2002; Completion 2009
China Central Television (CCTV)
5 billion RMB (total cost incl. CCTV)
Beijing, China
20hectares in new Central Business District
Total 575.000 m2. TVCC total 95.000m2: hotel 52.000m2, public facilities 23.000m2, parking 20.000m2. Service Building 15.000m2 CCTV total 465.000m2: administration 75.000m2, program offices 65.000m2, news production 70.000m2, broadcasting 40.000m2, program production 120.000m2, staff facilities 30.000m2, parking 65.000m2.

“The project is one of the most visionary since modernism and beyond. It pushes the limits of architecture, not just formally but, more importantly, socially, culturally, and technologically through the reinvention of the tall building. The various functions of buildings, their spatial articulation and organization, have been completely rethought to provoke a new kind of collective construct with the potential for social and urban change.”
Tina di Carlo, assistant curator of architecture and design at the Museum for Modern Art (MoMA)