3XN: danish pavillion proposal for shanghai 2010
 
3XN: danish pavillion proposal for shanghai 2010 3XN: danish pavillion proposal for shanghai 2010
jun 17, 2009

3XN: danish pavillion proposal for shanghai 2010

danish pavillion by 3XN architects image courtesy 3XN architects

3XN architects proposal for the danish pavilion at the shanghai expo 2010 is easily recognisable from a distance. with its two colours white and red and simple rectangles, the building says denmark more clearly than any other image or symbol.

the pavilion is in the shape of the danish flag on all sides – also top and bottom. the four red rectangular fields, thus, form eight blocks and the white in the flag can be opened in both directions to form an inner square or urban space at the heart of the building. the total volume is tilted slightly to one side, and emphasised in strategic places, thus creating an entrance and an exit that provides shelter from the rain and shade on sunny days.

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion interior image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion interior image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion interior image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion interior image courtesy 3XN architects

danish pavillion interior image courtesy 3XN architects

  • really nice concept. i like the little fans all over the outside.

    Rich says:
  • This is not the Danish pavilion; probably just a design entry. [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldexpoblog/sets/72157617434780424/]The real thing [/url] is altogether much more imaginative, IMHO, and stars Copenhagen’s The Little Mermaid.

    worldexpoblog.com says:
  • To worldexpoblog.com if you read the text it actually says proposal and not winning entry.

    Sara Jacobsen says:

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