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Ole Scheeren in Beijing, from Nowness

Ole Scheeren in Beijing, from Nowness

Ole Scheeren: A Beijing Essay on Nowness.com

In the latest of NOWNESS' spectacular videos, Ole Scheeren - a former partner at OMA and now principal of Büro Ole Scheeren in Beijing - reflects on the past decade he has spent in China overseeing construction of the CCTV Headquarters. He muses over the delicate balancing act that Western architects maintain when they work in China, simultaneously bringing change to the city and allowing the city to change who they are and how they see the world. In this context, where change is "something that you are immediately and instantly confronted with" he believes that the CCTV Building is "both confrontational and complicit".

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Cite: Rory Stott. "Ole Scheeren in Beijing, from Nowness" 07 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/446174/ole-scheeren-in-beijing-from-nowness/> ISSN 0719-8884

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