Take a tour through the spaces of Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho complex in Beijing, China, in this movie by architectural photographer Dan Chung.
Completed at the end of 2012, the 330,000-square-metre complex accommodates shops, offices and leisure facilities within a cluster of four striated domes. Courtyards and pathways weave between the buildings, while bridges and platforms form connections on the upper levels.
"The design responds to the varied contextual relationships and dynamic conditions of Beijing," said Zaha Hadid at the opening. "We have created a variety of public spaces that directly engage with the city, reinterpreting the traditional urban fabric and contemporary living patterns into a seamless urban landscape inspired by nature."
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