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Wangjing SOHO integrates 5G operations

Wangjing SOHO in Beijing has become the world’s first commercial development to fully integrate fifth-generation (5G) internet connectivity throughout its operations.

Employing 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) in its design, construction and operational management to reduce energy consumption and emissions, Wangjing SOHO received LEED Gold certification from the US Green Building Council and was awarded the Zhan Tianyou Award in 2017. Named after the ‘father of China’s railways’, the Zhan Tianyou Award is the highest honour for innovation in China’s civil and structural engineering industry.

Opened in 2014, Wangjjng SOHO is a 521,265m² mixed-use development consisting of three tapering towers that are 118m, 127m and 200m in height; its design brings together the surrounding community in a 60,000m² public park at its base.

Winner of the 2014 Emporis Skyscraper Awards, the world’s foremost prize for high-rise architecture, Wangjing SOHO also received a 2016 Excellence Award from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat.

Photograph by Virgile Simon Bertrand