Nestled among Yabuli’s mountainous terrain, MAD’s design of the “Yabuli Entrepreneurs’ Conference Centre” is a tent-like structure that is defined by its soft, curving, silver-white rooftop. Casually mirroring its mountainous backdrop, it reaches a maximum height of 24 meters, allowing it to settle quietly into the landscape. The “Yabuli Entrepreneurs’ Conference Centre” has been envisioned as a progressive architecture – one that fosters growth, innovative thinking, and is continuously evolving. The center stands as a significant meeting place for Chinese and international entrepreneurs alike to gather and share ideas.
Organized over four floors, the 16,000-square-metre scheme encompasses a museum, a small and large auditorium (356-seats and 1000-seats respectively), a series of conference rooms and studios and additional exhibition areas throughout. There is an outdoor public plaza and glass walkway which allow users to marvel and be inspired by the connection between architecture and nature.
Inside, MAD uses a blend of wooden walls and natural light to create a warm, soft atmosphere. The focal point is a skylight positioned at the center of the roof that allows natural light to flood into the interior. It acts as a symbolic metaphor for the bright ideas and brilliant discussions generated during the events held within. November 2020 saw the venue’s opening ceremony and its first event attended by over 600 entrepreneurs.