FROM PORT MAGAZINE.
It seems like every time I turn around and make a new friend - they happen to be an architect. It’s magnetic. Art and architecture are naturally drawn to one another.
As the landscape changes in China, still very much debatable whether for the good for not, one can’t deny there are some fantastic opportunities to start from new. No hindrance of space (the sky is really not the limit), room to push the envelope, and of course experiment.
Here is a link from an interview with Ole Scheeren in Port Magazine
There is no other building in the world quite like the China Central Television Station in Beijing. The CCTV is the first truly post-9/11 high-rise, a kind of fly-through skyscraper in that it resembles a looping, Escher-type arch rather than a predictable soaring tower. Unlike in the West, it’s a vulvic, rather than a phallic, symbol of China’s growing power.