Frontiers of Structural and Civil Engineering
The Shanghai Corporate Pavilion design for World Expo in Shanghai 2010
1. Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts MA 02139, USA; 2. Atelier FCJZ, Beijing 10084, China
New technologies are becoming today’s basic building blocks. This paper presents a case study of the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. From the shape of the building to the use of solar energy, the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion incorporates the state-of-art technologies to convey the spirit of the architecture. It addresses the pressing issue of energy, environment, and sustainability and reflects the spirit of Shanghai as a historically progressive yet still fast moving international metropolis.