Danish architecture studio designs one of the world’s most interesting buildings in China

China’s Infinity-Loop Skyscraper, the”O-Tower”, is one of the world’s most interesting buildings, media Interesting Engineering writes in a recently published article. 

The “O-Tower” is designed by the Danish architecture studio Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and according to the company’s website, the building consists of a mind-bending infinity-loop-shaped design that connects “ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration.” 

BIG is led by founding partner Bjarke Ingels and the company started working with the China-based smartphone manufacturer OPPO at the beginning of 2019 to create an R&D Headquarters and Masterplan within the expanding Future Sci-Tech City in Hangzhou, China.

Brian Yang who is a partner at BIG said in a dezeen report about the building, “Technology at its best should be a seamless extension of life. The new OPPO R&D headquarters embodies this notion, sitting with ease in the scenic wetlands of Hangzhou while negotiating between the dense urban fabric on one side and the natural landscape on the other.”

According to BIG, OPPO’s headquarter “creates a dialogue between the natural and the digital, balancing the fast-paced environment required for the development of innovative technology with calm, contemplative green spaces for OPPO employees and the public. The signature O Tower has an urban oasis at its center, and offers expanded parks, biodiverse habitats, and activated public spaces to the surrounding communities.”

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