Louvers in the skin expose the glass envelope underneath, while allowing daylight to penetrate public spaces and airflow to naturally ventilate the building.
The articulated form of the building contrasts sharply with the orthogonal towers that are driving the expansion across much of Dalian’s emerging Central Business District. Seen as the central architectural piece in the master plan, the conference center is surrounded by landscaping and will stand apart from the density of the rest of the area.
At night, dramatic lighting plays off of the parametrically designed aluminum skin of the Dalian International Conference Center.
A series of stairs and bridges connecting conference rooms and public areas lends an urbanistic quality to the interior.
The building’s geometry is driven by the concept of tenting the individual interior elements of the structure’s varied program. The central element houses the main theater.
The 6,000-seat opera house is the centerpiece of the complex. With seats spread across four levels, and shielded by molded balconies, the space maintains a compact footprint.