haim dotan architects: israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010
haim dotan architects: israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010
dec 16, 2009

haim dotan architects: israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010

the israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 will ‘look like two clasped hands,’ says the chief designer of the pavilion, haim z. dotan. ‘the two dynamic forms symbolize israeli innovation and technology,’ and could be interpreted as a dialogue between humanity and nature, the earth and the sky, the past and the future.

the pavilion will be divided into three areas: the hall of light, the hall of innovations and the whispering garden in which the trees surrounding the pavilion will be equipped to make ‘whisper’ in english and chinese, greeting visitors as they walk close to them and enter the building.

the hall of light will be covered with transparent PVC / glass, symbolizing technology, transparency, lightness and the future and will include a 15 meter screen inside the glass space showing films which highlight the country’s technological achievements. the real centrepiece of the structure will be the hall of innovation, which will be covered in natural stone, symbolizing a connection to the earth, history and recycling of natural materials. an audio-visual show of light balls will float within the space, allowing visitors to hear doctors, israeli children, scientists, and inventors introduce themselves and share their hopes for the future.

haim dotan architects: israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010the pavilion has been nicknamed the seashell

haim dotan architects: israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 view of the hall of light

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    Ron says:
  • “israeli pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 will ‘look like two clasped hands,'”

    Maybe the Israelis could try this philosophy with the Palestinians?

    Aphanes says:
  • @ron

    I clasped hands around the neck of the Palestinians with another hand in their pocket as they steal their country!
    Sorry, I am little tired of those war criminals

    Lecorbeau says:
  • No way. there is horrible Architecture.

    dinda says:
  • the architecture of this pavillion is not something. but i don”t understand these stupid comments about palestinians..may be enough politics here? may be so called human rights activists can count the number of arab states in the world? and how much of them are democratic and peaceful? may be they will fight for the same number of jewish states? much better…

    menahem says:

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