coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete
 
coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete
mar 19, 2013

coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

‘dalian international conference center’ by coophimmelb(l)au, dalian, china

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arranged along a major urban axis and set to create an iconic mark on the chinese landscape, the ‘dalian international conference center’ has

recently been completed and inaugurated. the coophimmelb(l)au design features cantilevered conference spaces and a sweeping, faceted facade.

theaters and meeting spaces architectonically match the dynamically perforated exterior and the public ground floor uses parametrically tiled skin

to direct reflected light in the space. a 2500 seat conference hall is adjacent to the grand theater and continues the fluidity of the sinuously curved

plan. the large volume spaces are intended to house both classical theater programs as well as conventions, while smaller rooms, arranged like pearls

around the major spaces, create a layered effect and veritably arrange the building into a system of squares and streets. the development is the

major architectural gesture in the burgeoning area, making way for a future cruise terminal and cultural complex in the future.  

 

 

coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

views of the dynamic skin 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

apertures vary in shape, from lateral to pocked triangles 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

sweeping curves belie the sharply cantilevered spaces

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

the dramatic envelope creates an iconic mark on the developing seaside cityscape 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

the building meets the ground with operatic curves

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

detail of the skin 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

cantilever detail 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

interiors allow plenty of natural daylight 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

circulation is enclosed with parametric building systems 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

stair detail 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

interior view 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

winding ramps continue the language of the exterior 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

interiors layer and play with light 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

conference center view 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

pragmatic functions are hidden by textures 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

a grand theater accommodates classical works and more conventional functions 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

the space seats 2500 for various programs 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

construction views 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

scaffolding 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

site plan 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

model view 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

nature informed the skin 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

lighting tests on a model 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

daylight modeled over the building envelope 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

section model 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

theater maquette

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

apsidal meeting areas

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

section drawing layered over model 

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

study models and drawings

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

program diagrams

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coophimmelb(l)au: dalian international conference center is complete

program diagram  model

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  • It sits on its site with a defiant seductive presence. Imposing and engaging at the same time. The interior spaces are quite exciting and keep the viewer looking.

    Kenneth Smythe
  • wow… don’t know what to think…great piece of art!

    Norov
  • the theater interior looks ok though…but what a waste of money and energy, irresponsible

    Rene
  • absolutely beautiful…..breathtaking.

    Nicholaus
  • A lesson on what not to do…

    Patrick
  • If you can´t do it beautiful then make it expensive !

    NJH
  • very extraneous and yet so beautiful.

    kukubee
  • “Flight Of The Navigator” anyone?

    LH
  • Coop Himmelblau’s critics can’t deny they have something special. Amazing inside and out!

    blau
  • no two parts are the same here. Even if its not your thing, amazing!

    pg

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