Coop Himmelb(l)au – Dalian Conference Centre

© Duccio Malagamba

© Duccio Malagamba

“It’s a little city!” says Wolf Prix, describing Coop Himmelb(l)au’s new conference centre in Dalian, north-east China. Looking more like a crashed spaceship or perhaps a gigantic silver whale, it provides the focal point of the waterfront redevelopment of the civic centre of this coastal city, to be built on reclaimed land after the relocation of a container port. The centre’s voluminous bulk provides eight conference and performance facilities, ranging from a small conference room in the round to a full-size opera theatre.

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