• Archives & Exhibition Hall Pudong
    © Christian Gahl

Archives & Exhibition Hall Pudong

Shanghai, China, 2004

The Archives & Exhibition Hall in the new district Pudong hosts the new town planning museum. The underground floors and the basement are forming a pedestal with a height of approx. 4 m. The pedestal is surrounded by stairs that allow access to the pedestal from three sides. At the fourth side a bar-shaped building-cube - it contains the space for administration - is located. A significant earthquake load needed to be respected. On top of the pedestal a square-sized building is arranged. It contains a central foyer, conference rooms and exhibition halls. This building seems flying above the pedestal since it is suspended by tension ties which are connected to the five stair-shafts and four additional columns that are located in the center of the building. The glazed entrance hall is supporting this effect.

  • Location

    Shanghai, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    HL Technik, Hamburg; Guangxi Architectural Comprehensive Design & Research Institute

  • Client

    Shanghai International Bidding Co. Ltd.

  • Base area pedestal approx. 180 x 150 m
  • Span approx. 40 m at each four corners
  • Gross floor area 41,000 m²
  • Base area exhibition hall approx. 131 x 128 m
  • Height approx. 35 m
  • Gross cubic capacity 250,000 m³
  • Archives & Exhibition Hall Pudong © Christian Gahl
  • Archives & Exhibition Hall Pudong © Christian Gahl

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