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Report - Galaxy Soho (Roof), Beijing - October 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The_Raw, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    Galaxy Soho is a huge office and retail space designed by world renowned architect Zaha Hadid, known for her outlandish constructions. It opened in 2012 and received a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) international prize for it's outstanding architecture. However construction involved the demolition of some of Beijing's ancient hutongs so there was controversy over the effect of the project on Beijing's heritage.

    Having seen a couple of pictures online I fancied a look at this but never anticipated on making it up the roof. I found an open door and strolled in like I was meant to be there although much of the complex is still empty so I stood out like a sore thumb, not to mention the fact I was clearly a foreigner. I took a lift up to the top and found the emergency stairs but as soon as I opened the door I saw a security jacket only a few metres away from me coming my way. I managed to find somewhere to hide as he walked past and found a way out onto the balcony courtesy of a cleaner sweeping up out there. I ran round quickly and grabbed a few snaps before he eventually clocked me and started having a go at me in Chinese, then a woman appeared and started saying her piece as well although she seemed to find it all quite amusing. I played dumb and responded in English with lots of 'I'm just taking photos' type comments and they eventually gave up. Anyway, I didn't want to push my luck so a couple more pics and I was on my way. Anyway, pictures:


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    Fantastic building that.
     
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    Ah mate that's something to see for sure. Thanks.
     
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    Hey, what you do on my flucking loof :eek:
     
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    Nice curves. What are you doing in China, more reports coming?
     
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    Some decent shots there mate. Good use of the Fisheye with those curves .
    Be good for a Zombie apocalypse Film ;)
     
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    Why thank you, I try to look after my figure :p

    This is the last report from that trip I think although I did toy with the idea of doing a report from an abandoned section of the Great Wall. I might still do that at some point :thumb
     
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