Concept Design for Lingang District Investment and Planning Exhibition Centre

This 8,150sqm Exhibition Centre sits to the north of the Luchao river, at the entrance to the North Island. The overall shape of the building is simple, powerful and sculptural and enhances its beautiful surroundings.

The North Island is one of three islands in Dishui Lake - an important tourist resort. The buildings on the North Island will be themed around communications and art and culture.

The North Island currently consists of an inner lake and a large lawn, with some supporting buildings under construction. The area for development is surrounded by greenery and a beautiful landscape, adjacent to the lake. A landmark Art Centre for the region is also being built close by, the style of which will be complemented by the Exhibition Centre. On the south side of the site, there are landmarks, planetariums, urban parks and other scenic natural landscape resources.

The Exhibition Centre is arranged along the lake shoreline in curves, to complement the landscape and allow for natural shading. The building roof is covered with roof greening to integrate it further with the surrounding environment.

The building is divided into four areas: the exhibition space, an investment promotion display area, public space and an administrative office and logistics area. The functional divisions of each part are clear, and they are closely connected through the central lobby. Due to the introduction of design techniques such as a sunken courtyard and shared spaces, people will enjoy an open and flowing architectural experience.

The combination of new technologies, the overlapping water, the shared space like a layered ribbon, the indoor and outdoor steps and platforms and the roof garden, will create a novel and unique tourist experience.

Johnny Jiang (MArch MDA (Master of Design Arts))

Director, Shanghai and Beijing

Johnny has considerable experience in architectural design in both Germany and China and has led many important, large-scale urban design projects, including both architectural and interior design.

He plays a leading role in some of the Shanghai studio’s most significant urban design projects, and is skilled at combining innovative concepts with the requirements of China's market and the local context. Johnny’s leadership during the construction process, and his strict control of project quality, have been widely praised by clients and partners.

Johnny joined Chapman Taylor’s Shanghai studio as a Director in November 2018.

Areas of expertise:

Architecture / Interior Design / Urban Design / Masterplanning / Mixed-use

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