Glass office for Soho China by AIM Architecture | via

Mirrored walls and glass ceilings transform this office interior in Shanghai into a labyrinth of reflected light and imagery.

Shanghai studio AIM Architecture designed the office for Soho China, the property developers behind Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho and Wangjing Soho projects, and it occupies a space in the company’s Fuxing Plaza complex. The space functions as a showroom, so the architects wanted to show customers the raw condition of the office units available to rent.

“As Soho rents out the offices in this building in bare shell state, the main design idea is to show the customers what they are actually getting, and at the same time add a layer of inspiring luxury to it,” they said.

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Organic Architecture Design

Zaha Hadid Architects has designed the organic shaped Galaxy SOHO, a 330,000-square-metre retail, office and entertainment complex in Beijing, China. The sprawling building consists of four large domes, connected by several bridges and platforms.

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Galaxy Soho, Beijing, China by Zaha Hadid Architects

SOHO China’s Galaxy SOHO is a large development comprising a compelling mix of office and retail space. With a total gross floor area of 328,204 square meters, the development is located on a 50,000 square meters lot in central Beijing. The gracefully merging dynamic form of the architectural complex creates a fluid and continuous internal space while establishing a striking and monumental presence along Beijing’s East 2nd Ring Road.

Photography: Iwan Baan

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Futuristic, massive, and wonderfully curvaceous, Beijing’s Galaxy SOHO complex cuts a striking figure on the city’s skyline. 

Designed by superstar architect  Zaha Hadid, the buildings (which house offices, shops, and entertainment venues) contain nearly 3.6 million square feet of space in a composition of five continuous flowing volumes, each fused or linked by stretched bridges. Then go inside and see the great interior courts designed in a reflection of traditional Chinese architecture where courtyards create an internal world of continuous open spaces.  A magnifique building that must be on your list when visiting Sofitel Wanda Beijing.