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"COX Architecture won this project through an international design and build competition. The project is part of a large harbour redevelopment within the city.*
Key to the design solution is the introduction of a public street that links the city to the waterfront, through the centre of the facility.
The design concept reflects the city's strong relationship with the sea. In keeping with the city's sustainability initiatives, a large number of advanced environmental components are contained within the building.
The building plan reflects the new hybrid centre and combines exhibition and convention in a single integrated facility.* This combination plans to improve the centres flexibility in hosting a large variety of events and conventions simultaneously.
The exhibition component has 1,100 indoor ground floor stands and 400 outdoor stands. The convention component accommodates 2,000 delegates and is located on the first floor. The basement includes full cook chill catering facilities plus associated service and equipment rooms.
Public access is provided on site for 6 coaches, 12 taxis, 300 cars and 850 motorcycles.**
The Kaohsiung Government expects the Centre to increase annual revenue by 30 million dollars and provide employment opportunities for around 2,000 people.
Eco Factor: Sustainable convention center to be developed by COX Architecture.
COX Architecture has unveiled the designs of a sustainable convention center to be built in Taiwan for the turnkey team. The Kaohsiung Exhibition and Convention Center will reflect Kaohsiung’s strong relationship with the sea and adopts a flamboyant wave-like structure befitting the new maritime precinct of Kaohsiung.
The low-scale building is overlooked by high rise CBD buildings. Moreover, the triangulated roof structure contains solar collectors and glazing giving the building intrigue, much like a giant sculpture sitting along the waterfront. The exhibition area of the building feature 1100 indoor ground floor stands and 400 outdoor stands. The first floor convention area of the building has been designed to accommodate 2000 delegates.