Gallery: NBBJ Unveils Futuristic Qingdao Water City Expo Center

Inspired by the surrounding landscape, LA-based NBBJ designed the new Qingdao Water City Exposition Center in the Shandong Province in China to resemble the dikes that are prevalent in the area to hold back the tidal waters. To be built with strong, angular lines of glass and steel, the expo center will act as a gateway to the Water City Development in Aoshan Bay. Along with paying respect to the watery landscape surrounding the center, NBBJ also included the use of natural ventilation, daylighting, construction efficiency and renewable energy in the sweeping design of the expo center.

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