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.
ArchitectureThe 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.
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.