Chongqing Exhibition Center
The exhibition center will be the most striking building and the center of the Frontier Science and echnology City. Its visibility from the whole surrounding area because of its high location on top of an existing hilltop, underlines its importance. This extroardinary building rises above the surrounding buildings and impressively hovers high above you. Views from the interior will offer spectacular views on the new developments in the district and therefore an ideal location to introduce the area to potential investors, stakeholders and other visitors.
The exibition center connects two existing hilltops. It connects pedestrian routings on both sides of the Yugang avenue, becoming a main junction in the pedestrian network. The building is sunken in the highest hill, to allow the hill park to continue on the roof of the structure as a publically accessible park, which guarantees the continuity of the pedestrian network.
The material combines the functional structure and optimized views. A delicately detailed steel structural frame gets a transparent glass skin. The glass has a subtle print which relates to Chongqings cultural-historical tradition. In the interior the building is flexible and easy to adapt to different uses over time. In this way it’s not only a spectacular exhibition center in the beginning, but also sustainable for future uses because it can be regenerated over and over again.
- Chongqing airport metro developent
- Gross floor area
- 5,000 sqm
- Mark Dekker, Niels Kranenburg, Wenli Pan, Shuying Lin