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    ENGINEERING KOOLHAAS

    To support the rapid expansion of China Central Television (CCTV), an international design competition was launched in 2002 for a centralized headquarters building in Beijing. Winning the commission was Rem Koolhaas (Office for Metropolitan Architecture, OMA), teamed with engineering firm Arup and the East China Architecture and Design Institute as both architect and engineer of record. Koolhaas imagined a building whose three dimensional form brings CCTV's staff and functions into a "continuous tube." This is part of the story of the engineering challenge. Editor

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    PRESENTING SYSTEMS

    Potentially, photorealistic architectural presentations may confuse an audience more than clarify. By implicitly claiming to look "real", they could actually hinder some creative conversation between architect, client, and the general public.

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