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Shanghai Expo Pavilion – Spanish Design
Shanghai Architecture Project design by Miralles Tagliabue EMBT, Architects, Barcelona, Spain
25 Jun 2008
Shanghai Expo Spanish Pavilion
SPANISH PAVILLON for the International Exhibition Shanghai 2010
Architect: Benedetta Tagliabue Miralles Tagliabue EMBT
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Site area: 6465,80 m2
Bldg. area: 5169,60 m2
Gross floor area: 10951,06 m2
Exterior finishing: wicker, etfe, glass
Interior finishing: bamboo, wicker, wood, dry wall
Design Year (period): 2007-08
Shanghai Expo Spanish Pavilion – Project 2007
Project leader: Makoto Fukuda, Arch., Salvador Gilabert, Arch, Elena Rocchi, Arch.
Collaborators: Guile Amadeu, Arch., Francesca Ciprini, Arch., Mattia Cappelletti, Arch., Manuel Rearte, Johane Ronsholt, Kazuya Morita, Gian Mario Tonossi, Olivia Kostifa, Cesar Trujillo, Carles Pastor, Marta Martinez, Noelia Pickard
Client: SEEI (Sociedad Estatal para Exposiciones Internacionales, S.A.)
Date: 2007 – in progress
Site: Shanghai, China
Surface: 8500 mq
“Only a few months following the opening ceremony for the International Exhibition in Zaragoza 2008, word has already come around of the Shanghai Expo 2010, which aims to be the greatest and most sustainable environmentally, but at the same time the most technological.
In the hard task of making everything coexist, the pavilions will divide themselves between technological choices (…) and the sustainable ones, like the warped fabric made of steel and wicker of Spanish pavilion. The Barcelonese studio Miralles Tagliabue (EMBT) won the public contest against project competitors such as Izaskun Chinchilla (second place), Federico Soriano and Batlle i Roig.
The project proposed by EMBT consists on developing the handicraft technique of the wicker into a practice of construction. With this goal in mind, the universal language of the material works to build a bridge between East and West, and among Spain and China.
With the volumetric, material, and structural inspirations of a wicker basket array, the void of the stands will mold a pavilion in which tubular metallic supports will sustain a wicker grid that will filter the light and function as a climatic membrane that wraps the pavilion.” Text by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, El Pais Babelia
Shanghai Expo Spanish Pavilion – Competition, Jan 2007
Project leader: Makoto Fukuda, Arch.
Collaborators: Salvador Gilabert, Arch., Guile Amadeu, Arch., Francesca Ciprini, Arch., Gabriele Rotelli, Arch., Gitte Kjaer, Michael González, Natalia Leone, Judith Plas,
Location: Shanghai, China
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