Pirated building to be finished before the original in China

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  1. dirty breaks

    dirty breaks Guest

    A Beijing building project
    by London-based architect
    Zaha Hadid is proving so
    popular that the structure
    is being pirated elsewhere
    in the country.
    Hadid's Wangjing Soho is an office and
    retail complex which uses three curved
    towers to echo the intricate movements
    of Chinese fans. But, according to Der
    Spiegel, the architect's firm is being
    forced to compete with pirates to get the
    original structure finished before the
    "Even as we build one of Zaha's projects,
    it is being replicated in Chongqing," said
    Zhang Xin, the property developer who
    commissioned the structure. "Everyone
    says that China is a great copycat country,
    and that it can copy anything."
    Hadid herself seems a little more relaxed
    about the use of her work, provided the
    results contain a certain amount of
    innovation, saying "that could be quite
    The project director for the Wangjing
    Soho, Satoshi Ohashi, added that without
    the detailed architectural plans the
    building could only ever be an
    approximation of the original.
    "It is possible that the Chongqing pirates
    got hold of some digital files or renderings
    of the project," said Ohashi. "[From
    these] you could work out a similar
    building if you are technically very
    capable, but this would only be a rough
    simulation of the architecture."
    Hadid's Wangjing Soho is scheduled for
    completion in 2014.

  2. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Tribal Leader VIP Junglist

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    they just implemented copyright 2001 when i was over there and my adventures on the counterweight continent were largely based around finding pirated dvds and ps1 games. also, prositutues and kareoke is apparently the same thing, which i had to learn the hard way.