woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre
woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre
jul 26, 2010

woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre

‘shijiazhuang international exhibition and convention centre’ by woods bagot in shijiazhuang, china all images courtesy of woods bagot

international architectural firm woods bagot has received first prize in the design competition for the ‘shijiazhung international exhibition and convention center’ in shijiazhuaung, china. the winning master plan and concept design aim to showcase the chinese city as a global destination for conference delegates and tourists by delivering a functional, ecological, and iconic building form in the underdeveloped coastal region.

the 190,000 m2 project responds to the existing local urban fabric and landscape with a geometric, crystallized surface that is reminiscent of the ‘broken ice’ pattern traditionally found on chinese screens. connected by a fully enclosed concourse spine, the new center is comprised of a 100,000 m2 exhibition space, 60,000 m2 convention facilities, and 30,000 m2 auxiliary spaces. the 330 meter tall landmark tower will accommodate a 5-star hotel, apartment units and office space.

woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre view of the tower from the convention facilities

woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre concourse spine

woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre interior

woods bagot: shijiazhuang exhibition and convention centre ‘broken ice’ pattern on the tower’s facade

  • Yawn… The ‘broken Ice pattern is the most recent (well, it used to be in 2008) fad in architecture. Examining the aesthetic qualities of this trend for your designproposal is one thing, applying it to your architecture pretending to be original is another.

    I do not like this semi-deconstructivist architecture. No sense of scale. It is the product of pushing and pulling lines in a computer drawing.


    Sander W says:
  • wut r u ppl talkn about, nobody owns the line or “broken ice pattern”, wannabe what? its not that bad of a structure, i wouldn’t of done it this way, but i wouldn’t mind using it. theres logic behind it all.

    Vernal says:
  • its a so so planning concept that have been popular in designng complexes & large scale project, nothings new.

    chaco says:

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