‘jade rabbit’ macau pavillion, shanghai world expo 2010
the macau pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010 will take the shape of a jade rabbit lantern.
designed by chinese firm carlos marreiros architects the pavilion will be wrapped with a double-layer
glass membrane and feature fluorescent screens on its outer walls. balloons will serve as the head
and tail of the ‘rabbit’, which can be moved up and down to attract visitors. the building will be
constructed with recyclable materials and consists of solar power panels and rain collection systems.
the design was inspired by rabbit lanterns popular during the mid-autumn festival in south china
in ancient times.