Buildings, Trade Fair & Industry

Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center

© Christian Gahl

The Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center is erected on a plan area of 280 m x 540 m. The entire structure is divided into different functional areas. The central area of the building, 45 x 540 m, is a concrete structure consisting of concrete frames based on a column grid of 30 x 30 m. This central spine creates the space for all necessary services on 5 levels, additionally it provides access to the entire building as well as to the fair areas and the Convention Centre on top. Left-hand and right-hand sided the actual fair halls are placed. At the North the exhibition covers an area of 125 m in width and 540 m in length. The convention Centre itself is placed on top of the central concrete spine. At the height of 45 m the concrete structure cantilevers to both sides, creating a platform of 60 m in width and 360 m in length.

Shenzhen, China
gmp · Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner
HL Technik, Hamburg;China Northeast Architectural and Design Research Institut
Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
Project Responsibility
Sven Plieninger


Technical Data

Exhibition area
105,000 m²
Building area
255,000 m²
Span of exhibition halls
125 m
Max. height of halls
38 m
Total height
65 m
256,000 m²




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