Video: CCTV Headquarters / OMA

Enjoy this interesting footage captured by Tomas Koolhaas – son of Rem Koolhaas – in February 2012 of the recently completed Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters in Beijing. The monumental structure took eight years to complete and is ‘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 30 May 2015. <>
  • Darren

    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?


  • 2F

    The camera work is horrible.

    • hm

      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.

  • RK

    The world’s most meaningless video.

  • john

    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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