Where developers drive design

In this interview from Beijing by Brendan McGetrick of domus are we giving the other side of the picture from Kongjian Yu’s views of amore sustainable China and in so doing giving its form to the rest of the world? 

The CEO of SOHO China discusses the fine line between ambition, progress, and controversy

For the first installment in the series, Brendan McGetrick spoke with Zhang Xin, the CEO of SOHO China, the largest real estate developer in Beijing. For the past fifteen years, SOHO has worked to introduce a number of innovations into China’s urban development, emphasizing flexibility of use, expressive design, and public engagement. We talked about the strengths and weaknesses of China’s construction industry, the joy of Twitter, and how real estate development is like conducting a symphony.

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