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Two ZHA projects voted finalists for ArchDaily Building of the Year

Beijing Daxing International Airport and Leeza SOHO in Beijing have been selected as a finalists for ArchDaily Building of the Year (BOTY) Awards.

ArchDaily’s readers worldwide reviewed and voted on over 4,000 projects to narrow down the list to five finalists per category.

The Beijing Daxing International Airport will initially serve 45 million passengers per year, and accommodate 72 million travellers by 2025 with further expansion for 100 million passengers and 4 million tonnes of cargo annually by 2040. The airport’s 700,000m² passenger terminal’s compact radial design allows a maximum number of aircraft to be parked directly at the terminal with minimum distances from the centre of the building, providing exceptional convenience for passengers and flexibility in operations.

Leeza SOHO’s site is diagonally dissected by an underground subway service tunnel at the intersection of five new lines currently under construction on Beijing’s Subway network. Straddling this tunnel, the tower’s design divides its volume into two halves enclosed by a single facade. The space between these two halves extends the full height of the tower, creating the world’s tallest atrium at 194m which rotates as the tower rises to realign the upper floors with Lize road to the north.

Readers can now vote for the winner until 12:01 am EST on Monday the 17th of February.

Photographs by Hufton+Crow