spanish pavilion at expo 2010 by miralles tagliabue EMBT
spanish pavilion at expo 2010 by miralles tagliabue EMBT spanish pavilion at expo 2010 by miralles tagliabue EMBT
mar 22, 2010

spanish pavilion at expo 2010 by miralles tagliabue EMBT

the spanish pavilion by miralles tagliabue EMBT image via the big picture




miralles tagliabue EMBT design for the shanghai world expo 2010 brings the traditional spanish craft of wicker basketwork up to date on the curves of the spanish pavilion. to celebrate the 2010 chinese year of the tiger, the spanish pavilion is dressed in the ‘skin’ of the tiger. the steel frame of the 7,000-square-meter structure is being covered, in more than 8,000 wicker panels. three different colored panels, brown, beige, and black, creates the impression of a tiger. the panels were handmade by craftsmen in shandong province, each one unique in design. each also has a tag that indicates its position on the frame. workers assemble particular panels like a puzzle. three exhibition rooms, with installations by spanish film makers from three decades, will be inside.

construction worker in front of the pavilion

each black panel forms the shape of chinese characters

workers assembling panels

work being carried out on traditional bamboo scaffolding

rendering of the spanish pavilion

  • yet another rhino job.are the spanish trying to say theyre the doormats of europe?

    hmm? says:
  • hahahahaha very good ‘hmm?’.

    erin says:
  • that stupid thing i’ve to heard in these serious comments about design… i thik u should try to enrichment yourself with other countries traditions and skills…

    i wish u luck!

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    Alberto Santomé says:
  • Albert, has de tenir una mica de sentit de l’humor. At the end is so horrible that it becomes funny,at the end we just need to laugh. Come on, see DB other pavilion’s entries…and compare. I think MT just want to copy and recpoy their job at the Santa Caterina’s market at Bcn.

    funny spanish says:
  • its a novel idea for a pavilion!

    however, one must ask oneself, “is a highly flammable building or structure suitable for Chinese celebrations?”

    rp says:
  • If this is true I’m really concerned about our politicians… Well despite this I’m really concerned about our politicians

    Ashamed spaniard says:
  • Funny spanish, u have to look all works of MIRALLES-TAGLIABLUE, are reconverted in everywork…and tengo sentido del humor, pienso que deberiamos de ser mas criticos con estas cosas, y con humor!

    albert.santome says:
  • Its a shame to see how the surface doesn’t correspond at all to their original images that they produced for the selection. But I guess thats what happens in the process… However, I must say that the essence of this surface carries something much more valuable than the patchwork on the ceiling of Santa Caterina. All though it seems like this is just a practical solution for a complex geometry. But with all due respect, MT knows what they’r doing and they’r doing it well!

    Al says:
  • it’s just that Tagliablue is an opportunist… rhinchitecture rules!

    xiquet says:
  • I prefer the actual built pavilion than the one shown on the renders. In the 3D the mats are repeated and don’t vary at all between one another which makes it look artificial. I think it’s a very good idea and I like the overall appearance. I wonder how it would look in actual fact considering it’s scale. This project reminds me of El Anatsui’s work:

    bernard vella says:
  • It was a competion with awful entries, it was just the less bad of the ones presented. It is yet a shame to see this bad Greg Lynn (10 years later real Greg-Lynn). the basket cladding is a bad joke. Is this all they can do with a wonderfull craft tradition. It is a bit pathetic.

    Tea says:
  • fantastic , its architecture

    quino-spain says:

    internet gallery of modern arts

    MIKI says:

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