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Guzhen Center / Volkan Alkanoglu

Guzhen Center / Volkan Alkanoglu
© Volkan Alkanoglu
© Volkan Alkanoglu

Based on the integration of light and illumination effects, the Guzhen Center, designed by Volkan Alkanoglu, will be an outstanding exhibition space that functions for its occupants, inspires its visitors, and resonates with a global audience. With a commitment to innovation and technology, the project will feature an unparalleled design vision and become a significant addition to the city of Guzhen. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Guzhen is traditionally known for lighting design and the exhibition center will mainly be used to showcase manufacturers of this discipline. The large interior space is divided into a functional floor grid, while the roof playfully delineates towards a more dynamic organization. During the night, the roof illuminates into several color shades showcasing the tradition of Guzhen light industry.

© Volkan Alkanoglu
© Volkan Alkanoglu

The innovative design solutions introduced for the design include a strong interest in urban development and thoughtful planning experience and will result in an optimum solution for a new landmark exhibition center in Guzhen, China.

© Volkan Alkanoglu
© Volkan Alkanoglu

Architect: Volkan Alkanoglu | DESIGN Location: Guzhen, China Design Team: Volkan Alkanoglu, Fransisco Martinez, Xian Chi, Caroline Liu Client: City of Guzhen Program: Exhibition Center Project Type: Proposal for Exhibition Center Size: 150,000ft2

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Guzhen Center / Volkan Alkanoglu" 16 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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