indian pavillion at shanghai expo 2010 by JWT
india is to build a huge domed structure influenced by an ancient buddhist monument
as its pavilion for shanghai expo 2010. designed by JWT design company the 4,000
square meter structure will be similar to the sanchi stupa, built in the maurya dynasty
(about 321-187 BC) by ashoka.
‘cities of harmony,’ is the exhibition theme focusing on the integration between urban
and rural regions through exchange of trade and services. visitors to the pavilion will
be led on a journey of indian cities from ancient times to the present day.
energy efficiency will feature in the dome with the use of solar panels and wind power.
herbs will grow on the dome and bamboo will form part of the structure. the pavilion
will feature a shopping arcade where artisans from various regions of india will be
demonstrating and selling a wide variety of products. a food plaza will also provide
traditional indian delicacies.
indian pavillion – interior
indian pavillion main entrance
indian pavillion aerial view
all images courtesy shanghai expo 2010