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References Categories Public Expo 2010

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  • A city in balance

    "Better City, Better Life" was the theme of EXPO 2010. Under the title "Balancity", the German Pavilion is dedicated to a city in balance between renewal and preservation, innovation and tradition, urbanity and nature... It is designed as an accessible sculpture that is an interplay of interior and exterior spaces, the surrounding landscape and public area. A terraced landscape extends from the ground fl oor to the third
    upper fl oor of the pavilion. Four shimmering exhibition structures appear to be suspended above it - each seemingly poised in precarious balance, yet stable when working in combination with one another. They form a large roof over the cityscape and offer shade as well as
    protection from the rain. The visitor follows the designated route through a labyrinth with light and shade, confi nement and expanse, squares and tunnels. He passes through various scenarios such as the harbour, underwater room, garden, factory – a room in constant motion –, park, atelier and town square, until he arrives
    at the heart of the complex: the conical energy center. Here, the visitors are the source of energy and they can move an illuminated ball with their voice. The pavilion is covered with a transparent membrane. Depending on the incidence of light, this membrane transforms the permeable structure into a silvery crystal or a glowing light sculpture after nightfall.
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Category
International Exposition

Architects
Schmidhuber + Partner GbR
(German Pavilion) / Spengler
Wiescholek Architekten
Stadtplaner (Hamburg House) /
Arge SPAN & ZEYTINOGLU
(Austrian Pavilion) / Buchner
Bründler Architekten
(Swiss Pavilion)

Duration
01/05 - 31/10/2010

Location
Shanghai, China

Details
Duravit products were displayed
in the following areas: German
Pavilion, Hamburg House,
Austrian Pavilion, Swiss Pavilion

Website of project
www.expo2010-deutschland.de

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