Type: Competition, 3rd prize
Project: Italian Pavillion for Expo Shanghai 2010
Architect: BiCuadro Architects
Location: Shanghai, China
Images © BiCuadro Architects
The first prize winner of the contest: “Better City, Better Life” for Shanghai Expo 2010 was BIG, Bjarke Ingels Group – Denmark Pavillion. Here again the 3rd prize winner Italian Pavillion, designed by BiCuadro Architects.
The architectural design inspired all “true expression of Italian city: the historic city layered.” The great metropolis of the twentieth century are experiencing a deep crisis of environmental sustainability, due to a excessive growth and an alienation from the territory of its inhabitants and cash in an irreversible failure in matters of life and the condition of human life.
The Italian pavilion in Shanghai is the representation of this “historical fact-Space”. Of this organization consolidated opposition, who despite everything still produces and refines excellence, and a prototype that expresses the “layering” of the spirit social and urban Italian and back to the idea of historical continuity and economic.
The design are a major reinterpretation of a split casing in a series of plates “stratigraphy” that back to a time sequence, a metaphor for urban training Italian. The plates create series of light and shadow that filtering the transaction between the space.