A first milestone in a multifaceted mixed-use project, Baoshan Exhibition Center preserves the industrial legacy in Shanghai, while setting the stage for its future functions.
Through imbedding new architecture volume, as well as in-built flexibility, Kokaistudios’ structure sets a precedent for this landmark project. Specifically, they settled on a lightweight approach: a fully independent polycarbonate envelope positioned within the perimeter of the original structure. The resulting aesthetic creates a clear relationship and dialogue between historical and contemporary, opacity and transparency, hot and cool.
This project has been longlisted in the cultural building category of Dezeen Awards 2021.
Project: Baoshan WTE Exhibition Center