Studio Pei-Zhu

In the post-Olympics afterglow, as athletes return home and the year’s sporting achievements move into history, the great architectural feats of Beijing 2008 will remain standing. Digital Beijing, the Olympics’ technical control centre, is the only Chinese-designed building capable of rivalling – or even appearing alongside – the major venues. The selection of the design launched the career of its architect, Pei Zhu, and confirmed his studio’s status as one of China’s most important architectural firms.