The Nanjing Bonded Zone Exhibition Centre will form the centre piece of a visionary new development
for the Jiangsu region.
Bordered by the last stretches of the Yangtze?s 6300km journey,
the project references the ripples of the river, the form of the exhibition centre and
its towers appearing in constant movement, reflecting light from its glistening surfaces
in an ever changing manner throughout the day and across the year.
The organisation of
the project is orientated towards the east-west road that connects the Bonded Zone?s entry
to the rest of the area. The tower is positioned adjacent to the main road to form a distinct axis across the site.
The tower form is elongated on the south and north faces, providing south sun to the interior spaces and offering
sweeping views of the Yangtze River from its upper floors.
The exhibition halls open onto a large plaza space that is hemmed by picturesque garden beds, seating and ponds.
A public concourse runs the length of the building which connects the tower to the exhibition areas.
By creating a large open volume for the exhibition halls, these spaces can operate flexibly ? with a multitude of different configurations.