NBBJ was selected to design the Kintex Exposition Center as part of an international competition. The building features six convention halls, a multipurpose hall and a mid-rise office tower totaling 120,000 square meters.
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Each space is an extra fold in a singular roof. Daylighting, solar power and green roofs also mix strongly into the butterfly design's natural concept and integrate the facility more wholly with outdoor spaces.
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The program is organized around a central spine that creates visual connections along the central corridor. Wider-than-average public space allows people to navigate freely and locate halls quickly.
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The Kintex Expo Center is the fifth largest exhibition space in Asia, allowing multiple events to be held at once and the flexibility to reconfigure space at a moment’s notice.
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Restaurants and shops are located within the central atrium space to enhance energy and revenue generation during non-event times and service nearby office and residential areas of Goyang City.