Video: CCTV Headquarters / OMA

Enjoy this interesting footage captured by Tomas Koolhaas – son of – in February 2012 of the recently completed China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in . The monumental structure took eight years to complete and is OMA‘s first major building in China, as well as their largest project to date. The building is planned for occupancy later this year to broadcast the London 2012 Olympics. Check out our previous coverage for more building information.

Continue after the break to view a short clip inside the CCTV building during construction!

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: CCTV Headquarters / OMA" 28 May 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 17 Sep 2014. <>


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    Goodness.. Almost shed tears watching this video…

    This is the way we look at our father ( or someone has the father figure to us in life), isn’t it?


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      I don’t mind that shaky shots, they add certain atmosphere to the video. Architects likes sharp edges and crisp movement, but other possibilities also exist.

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    i loved the shaky camera shot personally, must be so strange pointing at a building like that and saying, “my dad did it” (well oma /ole scheeren)

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