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The master plan for this project is intended to be a clear and bold diagram so that the layout is easily understood. Projects that include exhibition and convention facilities require this clarity considering the multitude of visitors they receive. The concept for the scheme is also driven by environmental initiatives to ensure that the scheme makes a significant contribution to the discourse of designing such developments. A significant component of the master plan is the treatment of the roof above the exhibition and convention facilities. The intent is to not only create and efficient roof but more importantly to create a building form that sits in the public open space as a new part of the urban fabric of the city.
The exhibition halls have been designed in a modular format and are therefore easily added as the demand requires it. In the first phase of the development the proposal is to develop the required halls amounting to 18,000m2 of internal hall space for exhibitions. The adjoining site should be reserved for future expansion of the site and in the interim could be developed as open parking and should allow for the occasional introduction of temporary tent structures as maybe required to include events larger than the facility can accommodate. The first phase fits on the site but successful facilities around the world double in size the first ten years and the expending building must be contiguous for maximum success of the facility. Finally for the ultimate expansion in twenty years time the facility could reclaim land from the harbour.
Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.Text by Steve Smith.