Shenzhen to Build World's Largest Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sketching of the convention and exhibition centre. Image: souhu
A new international convention and exhibition centre will be built near Shenzhen International Airport in Bao'an District, Shenzhen. It will be the world’s largest exhibition centre upon completion.
Shenzhen officials firstly brought up the plan of constructing a new convention and exhibition centre in Shenzhen in November, 2015.
The new exhibition center, to be located to the north of Shenzhen International Airport, will cover an area of half a million square meters and surpass Hannover Exhibition Center in Germany to be the world’s largest exhibition center upon completion, according to the plan.
It is anticipated to alleviate the capability pressure of the existing Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center in Futian, which is said to be fully booked and unable to meet market demand, and to help boost the economy around the airport area.
The project, with focus on the function of convention and exhibition, will integrate regional transportation hubs like airport, railways, and functional clusters closely related to airport economy, such as clusters for business and trade connected to convention and exhibition, innovative research and development, international logistics, will be developed.
On February 5, 2016, the decision committee for the Shenzhen International Convention and Exhibition Center project bidding voted and announced that the design proposed by AUBE and Valode&Pistre Architects (VP) won the bid.
Sketching of the exhibition and convention centre. Image: souhu
Construction of the center’s first phase, covering an area of 400,000 square meters will start September this year and it will be put into use in two years, according to the Municipal Economy, Trade and Information Commission.