Centre Pompidou-Metz / Shigeru Ban Architects

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Architects: Shigeru Ban Architects
Location: Metz,
Area: 11,330 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Didier Boy De La Tour

European International Trade Centre / McAdam Architects

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McAdam Architects recently unveiled their plans for a major Chinese trading and expo center in the city of Metz in Northern . This feasibility study and outline concept will be an integrated trading complex with a total area(GBA) of over 6 million sqm. The EITC will include up to 3 million sqm of fixed frontage and flexible retail space,with additional hotel accommodation for up to 40,000 visitors and staff, 500,000 sqm logistical storage and customs clearance terminal facilities, to process up to 500 containers per day with warehouses for up to 64,000 pallets, and customer parking for over 80,000 cars. The development is divided into 4 potential construction phases, of approximately 1.5 million sqm per phase. More images and architects’ description after the break.