Friday, September 26, 2008

HOPE.TO.BE.THERE: Danish Pavilion at Expo 2010 by BIG

BANANAS.

Architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) have won a competition to design the Danish Pavilion for Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. This is how they won.....

PROJECT : Danish Pavilion EXPO 2010
TYPE : COMMISION
CLIENT : Erhvervs- og Byggestyrelsen
COLLABORATORS: 2+1, Arup AGU
LOCATION : Shanghai, China
STATUS : Ongoing

Project team:
Bjarke Ingels, Niels Lund Petersen, Jan Magasanik, Kamil Szoltysek, Sonja Reisinger

SOURCE AND MORE INFO: Dezeen Mag



The Little Mermaid statue seen in the renderings is from Copenhagen harbour and will be shipped to Shanghai to be installed in a bathing pool at the centre of the pavilion. This pool will also be filled with sea water also shipped from Copenhagen to Shanghai. Holy Fuck!!





The pavilion will incorporate 1500 bicycles for use by visitors during the Expo.




The facade (exterior walls) will be perforated with with a pattern that the architects claim “reflects a Danish city silhouette”.





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