german pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010 german pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010
may 07, 2010

german pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010

the german pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010 image © designboom

rather than being conceived as a building, the german pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 is a three-dimensional walk-through sculpture with no defined interior or exterior. for visitors the journey starts at the harbor and leads through gardens and parks, via a town planning office and a factory and past the opera to end at the ‘energy source’, the city’s power plant.

the 6,000-square-meter structure is germany’s largest at any expo. it showcases german urban life and how the country’s design and products can help solve urbanization problems.

the architecture was designed by schmidhuber + kaindl and constructed by nussli. the exhibition space was created by milla und partner.

back view of the pavilion image © designboom

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entrance into the pavilion image © designboom

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the ‘energy source’ inside the pavilion image © designboom image © designboom

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a view of the spanish pavilion image © designboom

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  • Wicked! Love it. Shame the expo is so far away – would love to visit – anybody work for Lufthansa with a free ticket to Shanghai?

    Dr. Design says:
  • I think this building is a good example of “Inspiration – Awareness”
    It seems as though the architects were inspired by works of Zaha Hadid.
    If you are interested to see, what I think were the sources of inspiration, for the German Pavilion ,And many others.
    Enter my blog “Someone has built IT before”
    at Archidialog.Com

    eliinbar says:
  • I see Morphosis inspired architecture (on the exterior). Really interesting project though.

    21Ronin.com says:
  • Hats off to the Pavilion. Would love to have seen more of the actual interior displays, however the exterior is a “tour de force” d;-)

    Jetwax says:
  • No no no – it’s Coop Himmelb(l)au inspired architecture!

    Jokes Roundplayer says:
  • It’s: “I will eat you if you are not carefull” architecture and could be conceived/realized much more suptle and elegant, but still crysralline. It feels as if good architects did meet a nightmare client… . The interior works better the the mediocre exterior.

    Flip says:

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