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Coop Himmelb(l)au's Museum Of Contemporary Art & Planning Exhibition, Shenzen, China (2007-2010)Source: Silkroad Digital Technology
Coop Himmelb(l)au has unveiled new images of two projects in China.
The first is a scheme for two museums – one of contemporary art, the other of architecture and city planning.
Coop Himmelb(l)au described the building as " a dynamic monolith", serving as a focus point at the new Futian Cultural District element of Shenzen's masterplan.
The second is the Dalian International Conference Centre. In August last year Coop Himmelb(l)au beat practices including Zaha Hadid Architects to win a competition to the centre, which will create a 100,000 sq m building housing a conference centre, an opera house, and an exhibition centre.
Wolf D. Prix, Principal of Coop Himmelb(l)au described the centre as “an idea to create a 'small city' composed of conference- and performance-rooms under a single shell-like roof."
Referring to the building's sustainability credentials, he said: "Our building was planned upon sustainable principles; for example an elaborate climate concept that comprises the usage of seawater for cooling will generate a 30% energy saving."
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