08 BEI­JING HIGH LIFE

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Due to be com­pleted late next year is Leeza Soho, a 46-storey mixe­duse tower with the world’s tallest atrium. De­signed by Zaha Ha­did Ar­chi­tects, the 172,800-square me­tre struc­ture is lo­cated in the Lize Fi­nan­cial Busi­ness District and strad­dles a new sub­way tun­nel. The tower rises as a sin­gle vol­ume di­vided into two halves on ei­ther side of the tun­nel, with a 190-me­tre-high cen­tral atrium con­nect­ing the two halves. LEED (Lead­er­ship in En­ergy and En­vi­ron­men­tal De­sign) Gold cer­ti­fi­ca­tion is be­ing sought through the use of an ad­vanced en­ergy man­age­ment sys­tem that in­te­grates heat re­cov­ery from ex­haust air and utilises high-ef­fi­ciency pumps and fans.

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