The practice established by Ma Yansong in 2004, MAD Architects, which runs offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Rome, and Jiaxing, was commissioned by the Yabuli China Entrepreneurs Forum to design this venue for its annual summits in Yabuli, in the northeastern part of the country.
With a structure resembling a tent of gently sloping lines, the building presents a white roof evoking the surrounding snow-coated hills. Containing 16,198 square meters in four floors and rising 23.3 meters, it includes halls for exhibitions and meetings. Windows all around give sweeping views of the mountainous landscape. Wood dominates the interiors, which are naturally lit in abundance through a large skylight.
Centro de conferencias de Yabuli Yabuli Conference Center, Yabuli (China), 2017-2020
China Entrepreneur Forum
MAD Architects (Ma Yansong, Dang Qun, Yosuke Hayano)
Socios a cargo Associate partner in charge
Tiffany Dahlen, Li Guangchong, Deng Wei, Sun Shouquan, Fu Xiaoyi, Huai Wei, Song Chi, Zhao Meng, Wang Shuobin, Tian Jin
China Architecture Design & Research Group (executive architect), Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Decoration & Landscape Design Research Institute Co., Ltd (interior design), BJF International Design (landscape)
Kighton Façade Consultant, RFR Shanghai (facade), Brandston Partnership Inc. (lighting design), Dongdao Creative Branding Group (signage design)