Won through an international design and build competition, the project is the first in the harbour redevelopment within Taiwan’s port city of Kaohsiung. A public pedestrian street running through the centre of the facility to link the city to the waterfront is key to the design. Designed as a hybrid facility, the building combines exhibition and convention in a single integrated centre providing flexibility to host a large variety of events and meetings simultaneously. The roof enclosure utilises an alternating shell structural system with the umbrella trusses thereby substantially reducing the steel tonnage and successfully resisting gale force winds and anticipated seismic forces. A series of skylights and vents allow the building to respond to the environment allowing natural daylight and ventilation to improve its sustainability. This building type must be an expression of the city to all its visitors and we have consciously reflected that in the design.
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Excellence Award, Chinese Institute of Engineers 2014