The proposal for the Nanjing Exhibition Centre increases efficiency for the internal functions of the existing main building,
as well as enhancing its relationship to the landscape plan of the neighbouring Xuanwu Lake and Lover Park. With additional areas for cultural events,
entertainment, and dining, the scheme will enhance amenity and tourism to main areas of the precinct including its public parks, ecological wetland and leisure areas.
The 170,000m2 GFA of the project adresses the comprehensive needs of the functions of the existing centre including tourism, retail areas,
commercial and business offi ces as well as traffic and parking with increased interaction to adjacent park and wetland areas.
The facade design is
inspired by the famous Nanjing Yunjin brocade of dragon scales and phoenix feather patterns which, when set against the Xuanwu Lake, create a sparkling effect that
is enhanced by night and dusk lighting and the reflection of the building and its facades against the lake.