japanese pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010
japanese pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010 japanese pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010
may 04, 2010

japanese pavilion at shanghai world expo 2010

the japanese pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 image © designboom

the japanese pavilion at the shanghai expo 2010 sits on a 6 000 square meter plot the structure has been officially nicknamed ‘zi can dao’ (‘purple silkworm island’) in reference to its color and shape.

the semi-circular ‘breathing organism’ makes efficient use of natural resources, incorporating solar energy collection batteries and a double-layer membrane that  filters sunshine coinciding with its interpretation of how technology can better our lives. energy-saving technologies are displayed and performances are also being staged, highlighting the role of ecological technology in helping humans achieve a more comfortable life and confidence in the future. also performing on stage are some intelligent robots.

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top view of the pavilion image © designboom

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solar energy collection batteries + double-layer membrane image © designboom

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inside the pavilion image © designboom

the metal structure image © designboom

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the ceiling image © designboom

view from the second level image © designboom

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a toyota robot plays the violin image © designboom

the pavilion at night image © designboom

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