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CYTS Plaza

Beijing, China, 2006

China's second largest travel Company has built a 20-storey high-rise with post and mullion facade in the center of Bejing. Two glazed cable net walls - with an almost invisible support structure - open the view to two spacious atria at opposite sides of the building; a glass roof spans over the atriums and their 9 m wide connection hall. The facade structure consists of a steel frame with horizontal beams every 14.4 m. Vertical cables are anchored to the steel frame at top and to the concrete foundation, and after pre-stressing also to the horizontal beams. Cable clamps at every point of intersection also act as glass fittings. The main girders of the glass roof span over 20 m at a distance of 8.1 m. The I-profile cross girders have a span of 8.1 m and - like the vertical cables of the facade - a distance of 2.04 m between them, and are suspended by a steel cable with round members as verticals. T-profile purlins support the glass panes and stabilize the cross girders.


  • Location

    Beijing, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Client

    China CYTS Tours Holding Co., Ltd.

  • Our Scope of Work

    conceptual design, construction design

  • Glass facade area 2 x 1,500 m²,
    width 20 m x height 75 m,
    grid size width 2.04 m x height 1.8 m (cable net + glass panes),
    cable diameter vertical 24 mm, horizontal 26 mm
  • Glass roof area approx. 870 m²,
    span 20 m in atriums, 9 m in inner passage,
    length 56.7 m,
    panes 2.04 m x 1.35 m
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