daniel libeskind's dynamic twisting vanke pavilion nearing completion daniel libeskind's dynamic twisting vanke pavilion nearing completion
mar 24, 2015

daniel libeskind's dynamic twisting vanke pavilion nearing completion

libeskind’s dynamic twisting vanke pavilion nearing completion 
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influenced by traditional chinese landscape paintings, construction for studio libeskind‘s vanke pavilion is underway. due to debut at milan expo 2015, the 1,000-square meter pavilion features a sinuous geometrical pattern that flows between inside and outside. incorporating technology into the exhibition, screens showing glimpses of the importance of the shitang in the everyday life of ordinary chinese citizens whilst the roof will feature a bamboo garden and panoramic views of the other pavilions and landscape. the distinctive scale skin of the building is cladded in an innovative red, shimmering metal tile which libeskind and casalgrande padana collaborated to create.

read more of designboom’s previous coverage on the vanke pavilion here.

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the serpentine form of the pavilion is nearly completed
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
image © libeskind

vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
architect daniel libeskind visits the site of the vanke pavilion
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
computer rendering of the finished pavilion at the expo
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libeskind has also been commissioned to design ‘the wings’ for the upcoming event. standing at 10 meters each, the four contemporary tree-like sculptures will anchor at each corner of the central square and use innovative LED technology to display pulsating patterns and imagery. the dynamic forms fabricated of brushed aluminum will invigorate the public space with light and color with graphics relating to the four themes: health, sustainability, energy and technology.

vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
the wings, also by libeskind is under construction
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
standing at 10m tall, imagery and graphics will be displayed on its surfaces.
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
the four sculptures anchor the four corners of the square
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
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vanke pavilion libeskind milan expo 2015 designboom
the public square at night
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national pavilions – 
austria | azerbaijan | belarus | brazilchina | czech republic | france | germany | israel | italy | malaysia | slovenia | spain | switzerland | united arab emirates | united kingdom | united states | vietnam |

 

pavilions by international partners and organizations  
new holland agriculture | vanke | slow food

 

for designboom’s full coverage of expo milan 2015, see here.

 

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