1 Basic Information
Schematic Design：Cui Kai, Zhou Xuliang
Principal Architects：Cui Kai, Shi Hong
Cooperative Architects：Zhou Xuliang, Zhao Xiaogang, Liang Feng, Jin Shuang, Zhou Litan, Zhang Rubing
Structural Engineers：Zhu Bingyin, Wang Qi, Song Li,Yang Ting, Guo Tianhan
Water Supply and Drainage Engineer：Wang Yaotang
Mechanical Engineers：Xu Zheng, Zhu Xiujuan
Electrical and Telecommunication Engineers：Xu Dongmei, Wang Li
Intellectualized System Engineer：Zhang Yuezhen
Site Planning：Wang Yaping
Interior Design：Guangzhou Newsdays Interior Design & Construction Co., ltd.
Landscape Architect：Xie Xiaoying
Structure：Reinforced concrete frame－shear wall structure, detached column foundation and manually dug pile foundation
Photos：Zhang Guangyuan，Geng Yijun
The Guquan Convention Center is located at the foot of Dahuashan Mountain in Beijing's Pinggu District－90km from its urban center. The project combines facilities for conventions with a hotel. The design focuses on establishing relationships between the Convention Center complex and the surrounding natural landscape.
Its cascading forms mimic the topography of the surrounding mountains. The complex's central atrium space is five stories high and broken into a series of volumes, each of which encloses different functional areas. Crystal-shaped skylights penetrate these spaces, adding a mineral-like glint from above. Two wings of hotel guest rooms－each with their own terrace－step back and away from this center to take good advantage of water views. The exterior of the building is finished in GRC panels and a system of curtain walls of sustainably harvested wood and metal. The texture of these panels references the rocks found on Dahuashan and incorporates stone dust from the mountain. The building mimics the surrounding natural environment and the beauty of that environment lends grandeur to the complex.
Floor 1 plan