Standing proud on the horizon, this striking piece of architecture has recently been completed in China's southern Guangdong province. Shaped like an ancient jade coin with a 47 metre wide hole in the middle, the 33-storey Guangzhou Circle Building has not been without its detractors.

Popularly known as "the flashy rich people's circle", it has been criticised by some as a crass symbol of wealth in the suburbs of the Guangzhou, isolated from the city's financial district.

Local Residents of the area expressed their opinions:

"I think he (the architect) is very brave. He made something that other people did not have the courage to make.

"It's quite unusual. I'm quite intrigued to see a building with a circular hole in the middle. Personally, I think it's for the flashy rich people."

Architect Joseph di Pasquale has said the hole is key to the structure because the empty centre would evoke an emotional response from its viewers. The building will house the Guangdong Plastics Exchange, where £30bn worth of plastic raw materials and goods are traded annually.

Written and presented by Alfred Joyner