July 2012: On the Drawing Board
Salvation Army regional HQ; China convention center; cancer institute pavilion; campus center at North Texas.
Sea urchin-shaped convention center in China will overlook the Bohai Sea
2DEFINE Architecture and local partner Dalian Urban Planning & Design Institute have been selected to direct the design of the Yingkou Convention and Exposition Center, a 750,000-sf facility in Yingkou, China, on the Bohai Sea. The $68 million project will be the centerpiece of a new harbor created off of a satellite business district in the city. The oblong-shaped building itself will be situated on a 14-million-sf manmade island. The convention center will feature outdoor promenades, gardens, and a half-acre rooftop terrace. An elevated four-lane road with pedestrian walkways will connect the island to the mainland. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.