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coop himmelblau | dalian conference center

Dalian, China

COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix/ W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH

Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix

Project Partner: Paul Kath (until 2010), Wolfgang Reicht

Project Architect: Wolfgang Reicht

Design Architect: Alexander Ott

Design Team: Quirin Krumbholz, Eva Wolf, Victoria Coaloa Project Team: Nico Boyer, Liisi Salumaa, Anja Sorger, Vanessa Castro Vélez, Lei Feng, Reinhard Hacker, Jan Brosch, Veronika Janovska, Manfred Yuen,Matthias Niemeyer, Matt Kirkham, Peter Rose, Markus Wings, Ariane Marx, Wendy Fok, Reinhard Platzl, Debora Creel, Hui-Cheng, Jessie Chen, Simon Diesendruck, Yue Chen, Thomas Hindelang, Pola Dietrich, Moritz Keitel, Ian Robertson, Keigo Fukugaki, Gaspar Gonzalez Melero, Giacomo Tinari, Alice Gong

Model Building: Nam La-Chi, Paul Hoszowski, Taylor Clayton, Matthias Bornhofer,Katsyua Arai, Zhu Juankang, Lukas Allner, Phillip Reiner, Moritz Heinrath, Olivia Wimmer, Silja Wiener, Katrin Ertle, Maria Zagallo, Logan Yuen, André Nakonz, Arihan Senocak, Rashmi Jois, Sachin Thorat, Marc Werner
Local Partner: DADRI Dalian Institute of Architecture Design and Research Co. LTD UD Studio, Dalian, P.R. China J&A Interior Design, Shenzhen, P.R. China

Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger Grohmann Schneider ZT-GmbH, Vienna, Austria DADRI Dalian Institute of Architecture Design and Research Co. LTD, Dalian, P.R China

Acoustics: Müller-BBM, Planegg, Germany: Dr. Eckard Mommerz

Stage Design: BSEDI Beijing Special Engineering Design and Research Institute, Beijing, P.R. China

Audio & Video: CRFTG Radio, Film and Television Design & Research Institute, Beijing, P.R. China

Climatic Design: Prof. Brian Cody, Berlin, Germany
HVAC, Sprinkler: Reinhold A. Bacher, Vienna, Austria
DADRI Dalian Institute of Architecture Design and Research Co. LTD, Dalian, P.R. China Façade: Meinhardt Facade Technology Ltd. Beijing Branch Office, Beijing, P.R. China

Photovoltaic: Baumgartner GmbH, Kippenheim, Germany

General Contractor: China Construction Eight Engineering Division, Dalian, P.R. China

Markus Pillhofer
Markus Pillhofer
The urban design task of the Dalian International Conference Center is to create an instantly recognizable landmark at the terminal point of the future extension of the main city axis.

As its focal point the building will be anchored in the mental landscape of the population and the international community.
The footprint of the building on the site is therefore arranged in accordance with the orientation of the two major urban axis which merge in front of the building. The cantilevering conference spaces that penetrate the facades create a spatially multifaceted building volume and differentiate the close surroundings. A public zone at ground level allows for differentiating accessibility for the different groups of users. The actual performance and conference spaces are situated at +15,30 m above the entrance hall. The grand theater, with a capacity of 1.600 seats and a stage tower, and the directly adjacent flexible conference hall of 2.500 seats, are positioned at the core of the building.