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Danish Pavilion at EXPO 2010 Shanghai by BIG

Posted By Daily Icon On May 3, 2010 @ 2:00 AM In Architecture | 2 Comments

The Danish Pavilion is a monolithic structure in white painted steel which keeps it cool during the Shanghai summer sun due to its heat-reflecting characteristics. The roof is covered with a light blue surfacing texture, known from Danish cycle paths. Inside, the floor is covered with light epoxy and also features the blue cycle path where the bikes pass through the building. The steel of the facade is perforated in a pattern that reflects the actual structural stresses that the pavilion is experiencing making it a 1:1 stress test.

“Sustainability is often misunderstood as the neo-protestant notion “that it has to hurt in order to do good”. “You’re not supposed to take long warm showers – because wasting all that water is not good for the environment” or “you’re not supposed to fly on holidays – because airtraffic is bad for the environment”. Gradually we all get the feeling that sustainable life simply is less fun than normal life. If sustainable designs are to become competitive it can not be for purely moral or political reasons – they have to be more attractive and desirable than the non-sustainable alternative. With the Danish Pavilion [1] we have attempted to consolidate a handful of real experiences of how a sustainable city – such as Copenhagen – can in fact increase the quality of life.”
- Bjarke Ingels

Danish Pavilion, EXPO 2010, Shanghai, China, by BIG [2], Photography by Iwan Baan
via: Arch Daily [3]

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[1] Danish Pavilion: http://www.dailyicon.net/2008/09/copenhagens-little-mermaid-to-move-to-china-for-expo-2010/

[2] BIG: http://www.big.dk

[3] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/57922/denmark-pavilion-shanghai-expo-2010-big/

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