Convention Center, Mixed Use, Jinan Shandong, China
The Jinan West Town Expo Center incorporates 21st century principles of functional exhibition design from America, Europe and Asia while presenting a character that is unique to Jinan as the ”City of Springs,” due to the numerous artesian springs in the urban city centre.
The five exhibition hall groups (in plan) are centered on the green axis which runs through the site from the train station. The halls are staggered in plan to take advantage of the site geometry and leave space for the tower, conference center and main outdoor plaza. The curves of the main (west) facade are positioned to capture the energy of the green axis as it terminates at the convention center main entrance. The stepping halls and the curving facade elements add to the iconic character and skyline profile of the buildings.
The exhibition center design is inspired by the natural springs and waterways of Jinan. The principles of order and repetition govern the function conscious exhibition halls, while the dynamic curving flow of the concourse into the conference center and up the tower give the complex its dramatic character.
Convention Center Mixed Use
Jinan West New Town Construction & Investment Company