foster + partners: UAE pavillion at shanghai expo 2010
foster + partners: UAE pavillion at shanghai expo 2010 foster + partners: UAE pavillion at shanghai expo 2010
apr 03, 2009

foster + partners: UAE pavillion at shanghai expo 2010

UAE pavillion for shanghai expo by foster + partners image courtesy foster + partners

foster + partners design for the UAE pavillion at the 2010 shanghai expo is based on the form of a sand dune. the pavillion is a reference to this symbolic feature of the desert landscape shared by each of the seven emirates.

like a sand dune, the pavillion appears rough and textured on the side that bears the full force of the wind and smooth on the other side. the northern elevation is more porous to admit natural light, while the southern elevation has a solid facade, to minimise solar gain.

the complex structure is a triangulated lattice of flat stainless steel panels, joined by adjustable nodes, which are designed to enable the pavillion to be demounted on site and constructed quicly and economically. the peak rises to 20 meters in height and it is entered via a glazed lip at the pavillions base. light penetrates the building’s business center and VIP area through glazed vertical strips which illuminate the pavillion from within by night.

with a capacity for 450 people and enclosing 3000 square meters of exhibition space, the pavillion is one of the largest structures to be built for shanghai expo 2010.

UAE pavillion for shanghai expo by foster + partners image courtesy foster + partners

UAE pavillion for shanghai expo by foster + partners image courtesy foster + partners

  • A building scaled learning shoe by fuseproject!!!

    owned! says:
  • it’s just a matter of time until images of this new cunt-building are going to be CENSORED here in the UAE. should have been designed anyways by young motivated architects here in the land of sand ! Dear Mr. Foster, don’t you think it is time ?

    esCape says:
  • I love it, so I give a Chinese Version for my compatriots:

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    Chinese Boy says:

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