© OMA / Ole Scheeren and Rem Koolhaas
Hands and Minds Together
With a budget of five billion RMB, the CCTV building stretches over 465,000 square meters. The design of the building is intended to reflect the collaborative nature of the work of the broadcaster. The buildings’ two towers slope at an angle of six degrees – in different directions — joined at the top by a cantilevered penthouse floor that will be occupied by CCTV management. CCTV is China’s largest national TV network, currently producing 15 channels. When the new building opens, it will broadcast 250 channels and all aspects of television production will be contained within the space. “The brains will know what the hands are doing,” says Scheeren.