Salvation Army regional HQ; China convention center; cancer institute pavilion; campus center at North Texas.

July 13, 2012

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.


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