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Taiwanese Exhibition and Convention Center – design by COX Architecture
27 Aug 2010
Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre
COX Architecture are the design architects for the turnkey team that won the bid to deliver the Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Centre in Taiwan.
In Australia, Cox Architecture has designed the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Canberra National Convention Centre, and more recently the Perth and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centres. Internationally they have designed Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Singapore Expo, and the Durban International Conference Centre and Arena in South Africa. COX Architecture’s level of experience was a key factor in their successful bid.
The winning design concept reflects Kaohsiung strong relationship with the sea being Taiwans’ largest harbour city and is currently undergoing major urban transformation.
Founding Director, Philip Cox, said, “The design is a flamboyant wave-like structure befitting the new maritime precinct of Kaohsiung.”
“As a low scale building, looked down upon by high rise CBD buildings, the intricacies of the triangulated roof structure contain solar collectors and glazing giving the building intrigue, much like a giant sculpture sitting along the waterfront within a park setting.”
Critical to the design is the introduction of a public street that links the city urban fabric to the developing waterfront. The building is reflective of the new hybrid centre that truly combines exhibition and convention in a single integrated public facility.
The exhibition component of the scheme has 1100 indoor ground floor stands and 400 outdoor stands while the first floor convention component accommodates 2000 delegates.
Operating in association with Ricky Liu Architects and Associates and working with Lee Ming Construction in Taiwan the COX Architecture project is due for completion in mid 2012.
The Kaohsiung Government expects the Centre to increase annual revenue by A$1m and provide employment opportunities for about 2,000
Established in 1964, COX is one of Australia’s most awarded architecture practices well known for its many iconic projects. It is an integrated company providing services in planning, urban design, architecture and interior design to clients both nationally and internationally.
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