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Waiting line, dandelion, pajama

by Nancy Jehmlich

Waiting line, dandelion, pajama
China has given the Expo a new lease of life. With enthusiasm and pride, the Chinese presented pavilions from all over the world and the pinnacle of current achievements. However, there are also a few flaws here and there. Observations on the Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
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Architecture

Rural urban interaction – the harmonious interaction between town and country

Rural urban interaction – the harmonious interaction between town and country
The Swiss Pavilion at this year's Expo in Shanghai embodies the symbiosis between town and country. It presents itself as a hybrid structure comprising technology and nature, which combines the city and the country and keeps them in balance. Furthermore, an interactive, intelligent façade system playfully demonstrates just how much unused energy surrounds us everywhere.

Architecture

The Kirnu Concept

The Kirnu Concept
The Finnish pavilion at this year's Expo in Shanghai shows how you can forge an overall concept from symbols of fish scales, stones, a view of the Nordic skies, dew, water and wood.
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The kettle of innovation
The environmentally innovative wood plastic composite UPM ProFi creates a visually unique marble white facade for the ‘Giant´s Kettle' the Finnish Pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
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