Atlanta architectural firm tvsdesign has won a bid for the expansion of a convention center in China it initially designed in 2006.
The Nanjing International Expo Center in the city’s Hexi district is adding space south of the main center as it prepares to host the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.
Tvsdesign’s winning bid includes additional exhibition space and a new complex that will house a nearly 3.4 million square feet of retail, entertainment and office space.
Since its work in China began, tvsdesign has ensured that its designs take local culture into account. The Nanjing expo center is designed around local lore about dragons, tigers and mountains. The south expansion will complement the existing structure while adding pedestrian lanes to enhance visitors’ urban experience.
Tvsdesign last year was tapped to design shopping malls in the Chinese cities of Tianjin and Dalian.