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Shanghai Expo 2010 Italian Pavilion

Shanghai Architectural Project: New Chinese Architecture design by baukuh Architects, Italy

3 Feb 2010

Shanghai Expo Italian Pavilion

Type: Architecture Competition

Date of design: 2008

Design: baukuh, architects


Shanghai Expo 2010 Italian Pavilion by baukuh

Shanghai Expo Italian Pavilion

The pavilion is the main product that each Country shows at an international expo. In this sense, before being a building, a pavilion is a model, an example of its own culture. A pavilion does not host any function, it does not satisfy any necessity: it is a model for other possible buildings, a building that represents a whole class of buildings.

“The pavilion has to represent the Italian style”

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The pavilion building design proposed by the architects makes explicit reference to a classic tradition, based on roman and Renaissance architecture. This classic tradition assumes value with regards to the contemporary city for two reasons: as effectiveness and fine mechanics of the space, it defines a whole of architectural possibilities at disposal of the city; as public and universal grammar, it gives a code open to new evolutions and independent from personal predilections.

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Location: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

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baukuh is run by Paolo Carpi, Silvia Lupi, Vittorio Pizzigoni, Giacomo Summa, Pier Paolo Tamburelli and Andrea Zanderigo. This Italian architecture practice was founded in 2004 and it is based in Milan and Genoa.

baukuh has been awarded the honourable mention of the Fritz Höger Preis (2017) and was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award (2017), the Golden Medal of Italian Architecture (2016 and 2012), the Zumtobel Group Award (2014), the Iakov Chernikov International Prize (2008 and 2006). This Italian architecture studio received the Idea Tops Award Shenzhen for the Best Public Building of 2016 and was selected as the Icon Awards emerging architect of 2012.

Some key architectural projects by this architects office are as follows:-

House of Memory in Milan, 2015
flagship store of the Poretti Brewery in Induno Olona, 2019
restoration of the Seminar School in Hoogstraten, Belgium, ongoing at the time of writing
master plan for the Pupillen Site in Aalst, Belgium, status as above
strategic plan for the Student City of Tirana, Albania, as above

Baukuh won international architecture and urban design competitions in Amsterdam 2003, Budapest 2003, Pavia 2006, Genoa 2009, Torino 2010, Hoogstraten 2013, Tirana 2015, Aalst 2016). The design firm curated exhibitions in Padua 2006, Monte Carlo 2015, Milan 2015.

This Italian architects office took part in the Rotterdam Biennale (2007 and 2011), the Istanbul Biennial (2012), the Venice Biennale (2008 and 2012), the Lisbon Triennale (2016) and in the Chicago Biennial (2015 and 2017). The firm published “Two Essays on Architecture” (Genoa, 2012 and Zurich 2014) and “Casa della memoria” (Milan, 2016).

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