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Straits Forum Convention Center, Xiamen, China 
Wednesday 30 Jun 2010
 
Political harmony in the balance 
 
HKS, Inc. 
 
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Straits Forum Convention Centre aims to become a platform for Taiwan and China’s political progression 

For centuries there has been political conflict between two independent regions – Mainland China & Taiwan. Taiwan’s struggle for independence and its desire to be considered its own sovereign country has led to years of political discussion and debate.

The Straits Forum Convention Centre will aim to serve as a platform for staging future political discussions between Mainland China and Taiwan.

The Straits Forum Convention Centre shall serve as an iconic symbol to the community and region of Xiamen as a gathering place aiming to enhance and encourage open communication between the two through progressive, bold and sophisticated architecture.

A concept embodied in the simple and pure idea of reuniting two parties in balance with one another. The architectural expression becomes a symbol of invitation and gathering, expressed through a large sweeping roof structure rising upwards in pure visual balance, opening itself to the east and west. This gesture celebrates the idea of reunion while trying to find peace and purpose through simplicity and balance in architectural form.

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