Gallery: Woods Bagot Unveils Towering Shijiazhuang Convention Center

 
Prismatic exhibition halls encircle a large open area and a landmark tower that holds office space, apartments and a hotel.

The design for the new convention center seeks to find a harmonious balance between the busy venue and the surrounding landscape. Additionally, Woods Bagot sought to bring together the best of the worlds of art and architecture, an endeavor that is most noticeable in the facade of the iconic tower. The center of the building is decorated with a filed pattern reminiscent of traditional Chinese ‘broken ice’ screens. This pattern is continued throughout the rest of the complex on the roofs of the exhibition halls as well as in the landscaping.

Located right next to the mouth of the river, the 190,000 sq m convention center master plan relies on incorporating “intelligent, ecologically sound, technically viable and culturally iconic building forms.” Sustainable design is at the forefront of the plans for the structure as is typical of Woods Bagot’s work, although the details of the green building strategies incorporated are still undefined.

+ Woods Bagot

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  1. wbuffer August 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    This Tower was modeled in one day!
    Now that’s what I call money making!
    The tall emerging building not even responds to site context, amazingly not even to even to its podium designed by the same architect!!!!
    It will end up as a ghost building, no matter how much money inject in it, Woods Bagot really are Terribly Bad designers.

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