The new Exhibition Center will serve as a major culture and event hub for the famous financial district of Lujiazui. Set atop a ramp, the building is designed as a “spatial armature” that rises above the events plaza. The covered space located beneath the ramp serves as a second and more intimate exhibition area.
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To allude to the area’s industrial past, the building is wrapped in a metallic mesh that exposes the underlying steel structure. In contrast to the building’s angular form, the landscape radiates out from the building in the shape of concentric half-circle bands. The Shanghai Lujiazui Exhibition Center is expected to open to the public at the end of 2015.
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