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Smart Design of CEE Pavilion of Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
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Name of Project Smart Design of CEE Pavilion of Ningbo International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Design Company Shanghai Creationwish Engineering Design Co., LTD
Chief Designer Zhen Wei
Participant Designers Shaoqiang Xi, Minghai Ju
Area of Design 15000㎡
Core Material Wood grain aluminum plate, perforated aluminum plate
Place of Project Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Date of Completion 5/2022
Design Description As an important node of One Belt One Road Initiative, Ningbo not only has the world's largest port, but two national platforms connecting Central and Eastern Europe. Currently, Ningbo Zhoushan Port is opening container flights with five Central and Eastern European ports, including Piraeus port in Greece, Gdansk port in Poland, Constanta Port in Romania, Koper Port in Slovenia and Rijeka Port in Croatia.
People have given this cooperation a proper name - "Five Seas and Six Ports". Statistics show that in 2020, the container import and export volume of Ningbo Zhoushan Port and five ports in Central and Eastern Europe was nearly 600,000 TEUs, 1.7 times higher than that in 2014, accounting for 14.6% of the total container transportation volume with Europe.
Five blocks are designed to represent the five seas respectively, and the form of waves on the ground implies that the implementation of the project is to bring new vitality to the art trade with Central and Eastern Europe.
Art installations are designed between the "Five Seas" areas, with "hull, anchor, sail, oar, rudder, gantry crane", and decorative elements unique to Central and Eastern Europe are added to represent the "Six Ports" respectively, symbolizing the role of

Designer: Zhen Wei

PhD in Landscape Planning and Design, Tongji University;
Postdoctoral fellow in Intelligent Design, Tongji University;
Associate Professor and Master Tutor of East China Normal University;
Associate Professor and Master Tutor of East China Normal University;
Joint-training Doctor of University of California, Berkeley, United States;
Vice President of Environmental Art Branch of China Building Decoration Association;
Member of Natural Computing and Digital Intelligent City Special Committee of Chinese Artificial Intelligence Society;

Individual Director of International Architectural Decoration Interior Design Association;
Deputy Secretary General of Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Association;
Ancient Architecture Senior Engineer in Gardening;
Architectural Design Senior Engineer;
International Registered Senior Interior Designer;
Member of Architectural Society of China;
Member of China Association of Building Energy Efficiency;
Contributing Editor of Design Magazine;
2017 China Design Person of the Year Young Design Expert;
Gold Award of 2018 China Architectural Decoration Golden Eagle Design Competition;
Top Ten of 2019 China Building Decoration Association Expo;
2020 German Red Dot Award Best of the Best Winner;
Top 100 Designer of The Most International Influential Innovative Designer Award of IIDA AWARD. MILAN.2021
2022 Leading Talent of Technology and Art in China Architecture and Decoration Industry

2022