dutch pavilion at expo 2010
 
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mar 24, 2010

dutch pavilion at expo 2010

dutch pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 image via the big picture

architect john kormeling was selected to design the dutch pavilion for shanghai 2010. now almost complete the 5,000-square-meter pavilion called ‘happy street’, consists of twenty-six small houses elevated along the expo’s main pedestrian strip that curves in a figure eight, a lucky number in china.

each house will explore themes such as energy, water, space and other urban issues. in response to the chinese expo theme ‘better city, better life’ the sub-themes of the design include:

– urban cultural diversity – urban economic growth and prosperity – innovation in science and technology in urban contexts – re-modelling urban communities – interaction between urban and rural areas.

construction of ‘happy street’

construction workers walking along the figure 8 pathway

side view

  • why does this thing remind me of Magaluf?

    drunkentourist says:
  • um drunkentourist
    were you the designer?
    did you remember to install the soundsystem and get the cocktails in?
    ..book the DJ’s?
    ..make the kebab shops?

    LOL says:
  • SO SO UGLY … 🙁

    Antuand says:
  • well, it looks like the architects got lost… LOST # 42 edition… send all these pavillions to the island, and in 100.000 years we can turn it into a historical park… and excuse our selves for the past!

    kakaeka says:
  • Guys!!!!!!!!!! Have you lost imagination!!!! The kakaeka that wrote for you to send this to a island is totally write…….MAN!!! I am a kid and I already think this of your ugly project!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guys you totally got lost in imagination this looks like a ninja house equilibrating himself on a bunch of sticks.

    I AM A KID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:
  • Guys!!!!!!!!!! Have you lost imagination!!!! The kakaeka that wrote for you to send this to a island is totally write…….MAN!!! I am a kid and I already think this of your ugly project!!!!!!!!!!!!! Guys you totally got lost in imagination this looks like a ninja house equilibrating himself on a bunch of sticks.

    I AM A KID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:
  • um, well done I AM A KID, um, you really showed em

    ? says:
  • I do not know who did that but the person who did that…. but ………. you need more ideas…… If this represent where you live………………I do not have nothing more to say……..DUDE YOU DO NOT HAVE IMAGINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO IMAGINATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DUDE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!……….DUDE

    I AM A KID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! says:

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