Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 | BIG

• September 21, 2008

xpo model 2 Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 | BIG

Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 | BIG

Type: Competition, First Prize
Project: The Danish Pavilion
Architect: BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group
Size: 3,000 m2
Client: Danish Enterprise and Construction Authority
Location: Shanghai, China
Completion: 2010
all images © BIG

BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group has won the design competition for the Danish Pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, in collaboration with Arup and 2+1. The theme of the expo is to create a “Better City – Better Life”, the pavilion will celebrate various aspects of Danish culture, with an emphasis on the environment.

The Danish pavilion should not only exhibit the Danish virtues. Through interaction, the visitors are able to actually experience some of Copenhagen’s best attractions – the city bike, the harbor bath, the nature playground and an ecological picnic.

Niels Lund Petersen, associate @ BIG

The pavilion is designed, as a piece of Copenhagen’s bicycle track, tied as a knot. 1500 city bikes located at the roof scape, offer our Chinese hosts a chance to experience the Danish urban way. Thus, when you arrive to Expo, you visit Denmark, get a bike and explore the rest of the world!

Bjarke Ingels, founder of BIG

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Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 | BIG

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Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 | BIG

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Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 - Diagram | BIG

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Denmark Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010 - Diagram | BIG

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  1. studio says:

    this is cool…i love it