Beijing’s Modern Architecture

 
Beijing’s main attractions include historical buildings, such as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower…  but number of modern buildings, with impressive design, size and shape, give the city a modern feel.  Visiting Beijing’s modern architecture buildings is another option for sightseeing in the Capital City!
 
  • National_Centre_for_the_Performing_Arts_and_Great_Hall_of_the_PeopleEgg-shaped theatre (also called the giant egg 巨蛋), with glass and titanium structure, surrounded by water and designed by the French architect Paul Andreu, the designer of the terminal of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.
  • Situated west of the Beijing’s central Tiananmen Square,  it contrasts with the Stalinist-style building of the Great Hall of the People and the historical Forbidden City.
  • Opening Hours: 9:00 – 17:00 (closed on Monday)
  • Admission: CNY30( adults); CNY15 (children)
  • Website: http://www.chncpa.org/
  • Address: 2 W Chang’an Ave, Xicheng, Beijing, China
  • How to get there:
    • Bus 1, 4, 10, 20, 37, 52, 726, 728 and 802 to Tian’anmen West;
    • Subway Line 1 and get off at Tiananmen West Station, Exit C.
 
The New China Central Television ( CCTV ) Tower or  CCTV Headquarters
  • cctv_beijing_oma_220307_1Located in Beijing’s Central Business District (CBD) along the on East Third Ring Road in Chaoyang District, the CCTV tower comprises of two L-shaped high-rise towers connected at the top and the bottom at an angle to form a loop, Beijing inhabitants call it “‘the pants”. 
  • 234 m high, 44-storey skyscraper. Completed in January 2008. 
  • Open Hours: Not yet open to the public.
  • Website: http://english.cntv.cn/about/
  • Getting there:
    • Subway Line 1 and get off at Guomao Station or Subway line 10, Jintaixizhao station
    • Bus No. 402, 405, 107, 421.
 
Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital Airport
  • imagesIf you fly Air China, Shanghai Airlines, other Star Alliance members, you will arrive in Beijing through this impressive building, designed by Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V. (NACO) and UK Architect Norman Foster.
  • Environmentally sustainable architecture, aimed to accommodate Beijing’s cold winters, hot summers, short autumn and spring seasons. Completed in 2008.
  • Website: http://en.bcia.com.cn/airinfo/list3.shtml
  • How to get there:
    • Take airport shuttle bus or airport express train
    • Taxi

 

Beijing South Railway Station 北京南站
  • images (1)Put in use on August 1, 2008, terminal for the inter-city express rail between Beijing and Tianjin, and highspeed and bullet trains to Shanghai, Xian and more cities. The South Railway Station is the second largest station in Beijing just after Beijing West Railway Station. It has 13 platforms and 24 arrival and departure lines, and consists of two floors above ground and three floors underground
  • Yongdingmenwai Dajie, Chongwen District
    Tel: 51867999
    Transportation:
    Subway Line 04 and get off at the stop of Beijing South Railway Station.
    Bus: Bus 300 and 458,
 
Capital Museum
 
National Library (second phase)
 
The National Stadium (Bird’s nest)
 
The National Swimming Center ( Water Cube )
 
Beijing Linked Hybrid
 
China World Trade Center Tower III

Sources:

http://www.gpsmycity.com/tours/walking-tour-beijings-modern-architecture-2639.html

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