BIG architects: danish pavilion at shanghai expo 2010
feb 07, 2009
BIG architects: danish pavilion at shanghai expo 2010


BIG – bjarke ingels group has won the competition for the danish pavilion
at shanghai expo 2010

 

the danish pavillion in shanghai 2010 should not only exhibit the danish virtues.
trough interaction, the visitors are able to experience some of copenhagen’s best attractions:
the city bike, the harbour bath, the nature playground and an ecological picnic.
relaunching the bike in shanghai as a symbol of modern lifestyle and sustainable
urban development. the pavillion’s 1500 city bikes are offered for general use to
the visitors during expo 2010. after the world exhibition it can be moved and relocated in
for example peoples park – as a transferium for the bikes of shanghai.
a harbor bath is located in the hearth of the pavillion filled with seawater
from copenhagen harbor. it is the original little mermaid sculpture visiting china as a
specific example of the idea that the danish pavillion offers the real experience
of the real danish city life.

 


exhibition curl

 

 

roof  terrassse, bike parking and velodrome

 

 

loops are interconnected to create continuity between
inside and outside – pedestrians and bicyclists


pavillion bridging ground and elevated promenade

pavillion’s  different views

pavillion development

a perpetual loop

 

 

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