On November 3, 2016, Archilier Architecture participated in the ”Design for Qingdao” International Forum at the Qingdao Grand Theatre, organized jointly by the Qingdao Urban and Rural Construction Committee, Qingdao Municipal Planning Bureau and China Building Center.

At the forum, Mr. Kai Sheng, Archilier CEO, spoke of AA’s experience with large-scale urban developments in gulf cities, with special concern for the integration and transmission of local culture and context in design. Taking Archilier’s Haitian Center as an example, Mr. Sheng related how the tower design was inspired by the project’s seafront location — the facades reflecting the undulating waves of the ocean — while the plan geometries were derived from historically significant buildings that previously occupied the site. The resulting design is forward-looking while remaining respectful of topographical and historical context.