This week, with the help of our readers, our Architecture City Guide is headed to Beijing. Beijing has a range of architectural styles, but the three most prevalent are the traditional imperial style (the Forbidden City), the “Sino-Sov” style (boxy structures built between the 1950s and 70s), and lastly the explosion of a modern corporate style that is punctuated with Starchitect buildings like OMA’s CCTV TV Station HQ. We put together a list of 12 modern/contemporary buildings that we feel provides a good starting point. It is far from complete. There are dozens of other great buildings that are not our list, and we are looking to add to the list in the near future. Please add your favorites in the comment section below so we can add them on the second go around. Again thank you to all our readers who sent in their suggestions and photographs. The city guides would not be possible without your help. To check out other cities visit our world map or our Architecture City Guide page. The Architecture City Guide: Beijing list and corresponding map after the break.
Birds Nest National Stadium / Herzog & de Meuron Watercube National Swimming Centre / PTW Architects National Grand Theater of China / Paul Andreu Beijing Airport / Foster + Partners CCTV TV Station HQ / OMA US Embassy / SOM National Library / KSP Jurgen Engel Architekten National Museum of China / gmp architekten China National Offshore Oil Corporation Headquarters / KPF Linked Hybrid / Steven Holl Olympic Green Tennis Centre / BVN Architecture Digital Beijing / Studio Pei-Zhu, Urbanus Architecture & Design View Architecture City Guide: Beijing in a larger mapPhotographs: Wojtek Gurak Kyle Simourd XiaZhi-Image Sarmu