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post updated 11 Jan 2021 ; 1 Nov 2010

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Shanghai Expo British Pavilion building 2010
photo © Daniele Mattioli

UK pavilion – aka the ‘Dandelion’ – is awarded top prize: The Seed Cathedral designed by Thomas Heatherwick’s won gold in its category.

The 60,680 rods that form the British pavilion will be auctioned for charity and the seeds (contained in the rods) presented to a chinese school.

Shanghai Expo 2010 Architecture – Buildings / News / Images

Expo 2010 Megastructure Building
Design: SBA GmbH / Knippers Helbig
Expo Shanghai 2010
photo : Thomas Ott, Mühltal
Expo Shanghai 2010 Megastructure
The world’s largest membrane roof spans the entrance and boulevard building of the World Exposition in Shanghai, designed by Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering, Stuttgart / N.Y. Realising this membrane roof takes Stuttgart’s traditional engineering architecture internationally to the head of unique technical innovations.

German Pavilion Building
Design: Schmidhuber + Kaindl
Shanghai Expo German Pavilion
picture © Yovohagrafie, German Pavilion
German Pavilion Shanghai Expo
“Balancity”, the title of the German contribution, is devoted to the subject of “balance” within the framework of the Expos’s motto “Better city, Better Life”. It looks at the equilibrium that the sustaining elements of a city must form in order to make it a place worth living in. At first sight, this balance can be seen in the pavilion – in its balance between the separate construction elements.

Mexican Pavilion Building
Design: SLOT, architects
Shanghai Expo Mexican Pavilion
image from architect
Mexican Pavilion Shanghai Expo
The Mexican pavilion is a volume defined by a talud (slope) which transforms itself into a plaza privileging public space as an urban gesture within the expo. Space is divided in three levels which represent three different moments of urban life in our country.

Norwegian Pavilion Building
Design: Helen&Hard, architects
Shanghai Expo Norwegian Pavilion
picture : Patrick Wack
Norwegian Pavilion Shanghai Expo
“Norway powered by Nature” contributes to these issues with an architecture that facilitates social sustainability, healthy public recreational areas and environmentally friendly urban structures and infrastructures. The pavilion consists of 15 assembled “trees” which create a sensory and multifunctional “forest” – a complex landscape which encourages physical and social activity while promoting sustainable principles.

Korean Pavilion Building Design
Design: Mass Studies, architects
Shanghai Expo Korean Pavilion
photo : Kyehnyong Kwak
Korean Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Italian Pavilion Building
Design: BiCuadro Architects
Shanghai Expo Italian Pavilion
image from architect
Italian Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Expo Future Store
Design: Atelier LiuYuYang Architects
Expo Future Store Shanghai
photo : Jeremy San
Expo Future Store

ZED Pavilion Building
Design: ZEDfactory Architects
Shanghai Expo Norwegian Pavilion
photo :
ZED Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

Austrian Pavilion Building design
Design: SPAN & Zeytinoglu, architects
Shanghai Austrian Pavilion
photo © Maria Ziegelböck
Austrian Pavilion Shanghai Expo

Denmark Pavilion Building
Design: BIG, architects
Shanghai Expo Denmark Pavilion
photo : Iwan Baan
Shanghai Expo Danish Pavilion

Netherlands Pavilion Building
Design: John Körmeling, Architect
Shanghai Expo 2010 Dutch Pavilion
image from architect
Shanghai Expo Dutch Pavilion

UK Pavilion building
Heatherwick Studios
Shanghai Expo British Pavilion
photo © Daniele Mattioli
Shanghai Expo UK Pavilion

Dream Cube Expo building
Atelier FCJZ Architects with ESI Design
Dream Cube Shanghai Expo
photograph : Basil Childers
Dream Cube Shanghai Expo

RÉN building, Expo 2010
BIG, architects
Shanghai Expo 2010 Building
image from architect
Shanghai Expo 2010 Building

Information Centre
Odile Decq Benoît Cornette Architects
Shanghai Info Centre
photograph : JSWB
Shanghai Info Centre Building

Spanish Pavilion Building
Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, architects, Barcelona, Spain
Shanghai Expo 2010
image from architect
Shanghai Expo 2010 Design

The United Arab Emirates Pavilion
Foster + Partners, architects, UK
UAE Pavilion
photo : Nigel Young_Foster + Partners
UAE Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

British Pavilion – Design background
Heatherwick Studio, London, UK
British Pavilion Shanghai
picture from Heatherwick Studio
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