The CCTV Headquarters / 中央电视台新 is a 234 m (768 ft), 44-story skyscraper on East Third Ring Road, Guanghua Road in the Beijing Central Company District ( CBD). The tower serves as headquarters for China Central Tv (CCTV) that was formerly at the China Central Tv Constructing situated at 11 Fuxin Road some 15 km (9.three mi) to the west. Groundbreaking took spot on 1 June 2004 and the building’s facade was completed in January 2008. Immediately after the building getting been delayed as outcome of a fire which in February 2009 engulfed the adjacent Tv Cultural Center, the Headquarters has been lastly completed in Might 2012. The CCTV Headquarters won the 2013 Ideal Tall Constructing Worldwide from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

The building of the creating is regarded as to be a structural challenge, in particular simply because it is in a seismic zone. Rem Koolhaas has mentioned the creating “could by no means have been conceived by the Chinese and could by no means have been constructed by Europeans. It is a hybrid by definition”.

Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren of OMA had been the architects in charge for the creating, when Cecil Balmond at Arup supplied the complicated engineering design and style.

Mainly because of its radical shape, it really is mentioned that a taxi driver very first came up with its nickname dà kùchǎ (大裤衩), roughly translated as, “massive boxer shorts”. Locals typically refer to it as “massive pants”. A Chinese critic mentioned that the structure was modeled immediately after a pornographic image of a lady on her hands and knees, which Koolhaas has officially denied.