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New landmark to be built on coastline

The Qianhai International Finance Communication Center, the first international conference center in Qianhai, will be built at a coastline location in the free trade area.

The project attracted 83 world-renowned architectural design institutions to apply to bid, seven of which qualified to enter a bid.

The design proposed by Office For Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and CCDI has won the bid.

According to the proposal, the sailboat-like building will symbolize the positive attitude of Qianhai and the role of Qianhai on the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The design will make the most of its surrounding seashore landscape as well as a diversified public space.

The structure, which will bear Chinese cultural elements, will be built on the plot of unit one and the neighboring plot to the west in Guiwan Area.

The total construction area is about 130,000 square meters, and the construction area of the conference center is about 80,000 square meters. The banquet hall is about 4,500 square meters, which facilitates up to 2,200 people dining at the same time. The construction also houses a five-star hotel with no less than 400 guests room and the hotel covers a total floor area of 50,000 square meters.

It is designed for international summits, banquets, new product launch events, festival activities and more.

The Rotterdam, the Netherland, headquartered OMA was founded by Dutch architects Rem Hoolhass and Madelon Vriesendorp, and Greek architects Elia Zenghelis and Zoe Zenghelis in 1975.

Founded in 1994, CCDI is a large global architecture and engineering consulting firm that provides integrated professional services for urban construction and development. Its business units cover broad industry sectors with diverse specialized expertise. Its projects include: National Aquatics Center and National Tennis Center in Beijing, Ping An Financial Center in Shenzhen and Shanghai Rockbund Reconstruction Project.