Unveiling the Wuzhen Internet Intl Convention Center
Updated: 2016-11-15 11:25
A view of the Wuzhen Internet International Convention Center is pictured in Wuzhen township of Tongxiang city, East China's Zhejiang province, on November 13, 2016. [Photo/IC]
The Wuzhen Internet International Convention Center, a newly-built main venue for the third World Internet Conference (WIC), is both grand and humanistic that it takes up 81,000 square meters and features 2.6 million blue roofing tiles, a typical traditional building material in the southern Yangtze River area.
The venue, consisting of three functional areas (a conference, reception and exhibition center), can meet the event's needs of hosting meetings, forums, and exhibitions.
The conference center, composing of 18 meeting rooms, will host the WIC's opening and closing ceremony, forums and the first release ceremony of world leading internet scientific and technological achievements.
The exhibition center, with eight pavilions, will host the Light of the Internet Expo.
The venue, designed by Wang Shu, the first Chinese winner of the Pritzker Prize, the world's top prize in architecture, has been designated as the permanent site for the WIC.
The third WIC is scheduled from November 16 to 18 in Wuzhen, East China's Zhejiang province.