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Swinging from old to new, this documentary gives a panoramic view of the biggest construction boom in history and charts the modern face of Beijing and its newly iconic buildings.
China is experiencing the biggest construction boom in world history, as the country emerges as the economic powerhouse of the 21st century. Beijing is experiencing the most rapid redevelopment since Haussmann redesigned Paris in the 19th Century. Now little of the old city of Beijing remains.
In NEW BEIJING, internationally acclaimed architects – Paul Andreu, Australia’s John Bilmon, OMA’S Ole Scheeren, and Rory McGowan, Director of ARUP China – show us the landmark buildings they have designed for the new city, and discuss the process of working in China. Artist and architectural designer, Ai Wei Wei, comments on the rapid changes to the face of the city.