Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin

Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin

Convention and Exhibition Centre in Tianjin

After winning the competition for the Tianjin Grand Theatre, GMP was able to win another competition in Tianjin, China, in 2013.

This time, they were dealing with designing a convention and exhibition centre. While the Chinese metropolises Shanghai and Guangzhou already have such a centre, Tianjin is meant to follow within the next years.

Chinese Superlatives

And of course, superlatives are a must: on an area of altogether 1,2 million square metres, a mere exhibition area of 400.000 m² shall be created. (for comparison only: the Messe München in Munich has an exhibition area of 180.000 m²)The future exhibition grounds stretch between Tianjin Avenue and the Haihe River. Thus, it connects an important transport axis of the region with an important waterway. The Tianjin Avenue in turn links the historical city centre of Tianjin with the development area of Binhai at the Yellow Sea.

Two are better than One

Besides the exhibition halls and the exhibition areas in the outdoor area, the exhibition grounds will comprise a congress centre, several hotels, and various office and administration areas. The building project shall be designed as two segments. But both parts are almost identical.

There is an entrance hall each and a main axis running from it. On each side of those two axes, there are four exhibition halls.

The draft by GMP does not show much of the architecture of the 12.500 m² large exhibition halls. Only the entrance halls have been worked out in detail. Those are steel and glass buildings with prominent roofs in the shape of filigree umbrella constructions. The roofs of the exhibition halls are simple saw-tooth roof constructions.


The draft by GMP does not display very much. But one thing is for sure: another gigantic exhibition centre will emerge in China. The planned exhibition area of 400.000 m² allows conclusions to be drawn about the amount of people, objects, and vehicles to be expected. The future infrastructure connection of this areal will be most interesting.

Project details



Design: Meinhard von Gerkan and Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke





Total area: 1.2 million m²


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jessymiller744 27. January 2015 - 18:23

This is a ambitious project and once finished, art lovers will definitely gather to see the exhibitions. Since it's near the historical city, among the first exhibitions there should be a collection of rare stamps as well. Such items have always drawn people's interest, so the organizers can't fail with this one.

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tonybennet25_1 5. February 2015 - 15:24

For such a complex project, the architects must consider not only the best contractors, but also the best building materials on the market. Before starting the project, the architects should check out and decide upon what kind of roof is more appropriate for a convention center, given the local weather conditions.

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tompark12 16. February 2015 - 16:02

The exhibition center looks amazing, when do they plan to start working on it? There are many businesses which would use it to exhibit their products at some point, until then though, the office options on will allow them to run smoothly.

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prabirbanik82 19. February 2015 - 14:07

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modhuleenab 19. February 2015 - 14:08

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prabirbanik82 12. March 2015 - 11:34

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modhuleenab 21. March 2015 - 11:51

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