RMJM won the competition for the iconic Zhuhai Shizimen Convention and Exhibition Center with a design that encapsulated the city’s unique characteristics: its relationship to the landscape, water front and romantic tradition.
The new Zhuhai Convention and Exhibition Complex is a key element of the development of the wider Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai. It consists of a business and exhibition cluster of 550,000m² convention centre, exhibition centre, Class A office building, two 5-star hotels, business apartments and supporting facilities split into two sites.
The design concept for the convention centre was driven by the “city of romance” moniker of the city, and the connection of the site to the water. As such it has been designed as a sensuous ribbon that wraps around both open and enclosed space at the water’s edge, including key elements of the development such as meeting areas and landscape features.