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Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center

Qingdao, China, 2018

Located in the Qingdao National High-tech Industrial Development Zone in the northern part of the city, the Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center is the biggest fair complex in the province of Shandong. The complex consists of a central entrance hall with forecourts on both sides and nine multi-storey halls. Its overall layout is designed as an H-shape, with a broad central axis from North to South, framed by the exhibition and event halls. A lightweight, curved membrane roof spans the entrance hall, while the expansive glass facade with fish-belly beams emphasizes the inviting gesture of the main building.
With four one-storey halls on the west side and five two-storey halls on the east side, the fair complex offers a total of 14 similar sized exhibition areas. The upper floor of the most north-eastern hall can also be used for multifunctional purposes. Due to the focus on the prominent entrance hall, the exhibition halls follow a clear and simple design language with a uniform facade grid. All halls are accessible via north-south colonnades made of exposed concrete, which also conceal the access ramps for the double-storey halls.
The column-free exhibition halls and the entrance hall are designed as steel structures. Cast steel elements are used at the bearing points of the steel construction in the entrance hall.
The exhibition center also includes an office tower and a hotel tower. Structural seismic engineering was an important part of the project.


  • Location

    Qingdao, China

  • Architect

    gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner

  • Cooperation

    Local Design Institute: CABR Beijing

  • Client

    Qingdao Conson Real Estate Co., Ltd

  • Our Scope of Work

    competition 1st prize, conceptual design, construction design, check of workshop drawings

  • Number of halls 14
  • Span of halls 65 m
  • Indoor exhibition area 150,000 m²
  • Entrance hall 13,000 m²
  • Hotel area 30,000 m²
  • Hotel tower 15 floors
  • Dimension of halls 72 m x 160 m each
  • GFA 480,000 m²
  • Conference area 15,000 m²
  • Office area 60,000 m²
  • Office tower 15 floors
  • Foundation pile foundation
  • Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center © CreatAR
  • Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center © CreatAR
  • Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center © CreatAR
  • Hongdao International Convention and Exhibition Center © CreatAR

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