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China Central Television New Headquarters

Structural Designer: Arup; East China Architectural & Design Research Institute


Beijing, China

Client Name

General Office of CCTV New Site Construction & Development Program



M&E Engineer


Principal Contractors

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC)

Images: © Zhou Ruogu; Fu Xing; Frank P Palmer; Arup
The architects design for the new building is intended to encourage people from various disciplines to work together creating a highly unusual shape. The two leaning towers, 234m and 194m tall, linked together by a 15 storey cantilevered “overhang” and a 10 storey podium posed significant structural challenges, compounded by the location in a highly seismic area. The response was to brace the facade on all sides to form a continuous tube that is ideally suited to deal with the nature and intensity of the loading.

Judges’ comment:

This is an excellent example of the structural engineer providing a solution to a very difficult problem with a basic concept that is clear and robust. In addition, their skills in innovation, collaboration and attention to detail are apparent in the development of the final design. 

The Structural Awards 2013 Winners

We are delighted to announce the The Structural Awards 2013 Winners. There are 12 Category winners, with 6 Commendations, plus the coveted Supreme Award for Structural Engineering Excellence.

To take a look at the categories and find out more information about each of the projects, go to the Winners Page.

Thanks to our Sponsors

The Structural Awards 2013 were held at The Brewery, London, on Friday 15 November. The evening was a great success, drawing nearly 400 of the industry's most innovative engineers and companies.

Thanks to our event Partner, The Telegraph, along with all our Sponsors and Supporters. Find out more about our sponsors here.