Dalian International Conference Center
ORO Editions, San Raphael 2014 (First edition)
Editor: Ryan Buresh
Author: Wolf D. Prix, Joseph Giovannini
The iconic “Gestalt” of Dalian International Conference Center expresses the power of the content: Like a city in a city it shelters a flexible conference hall for 2,500 people and a multifunctional opera with 1,700 seats at the core, surrounded by conference rooms and passage – like places for stopovers and leisure.
The book represents an architectural monograph, covering the Dalian International Conference Center from the first concept sketch, model shots, construction documents to the final building. An essay, written by Joseph Giovannini, architect as well as architectural critic, introduces the reader to the history, attitude and design related processes of Coop Himmelb(l)au, as well as examining China’s nowadays pivotal point in his history.