WWA Architects have created a conceptual design for Shanghai Expo 2010. With the exhibition housing pavilions from countries all over the world, each pavilion must provide a strong aesthetic message to attract visitors and then provide insight to the country. WWA’s pavilion creates a distinct stylistic motif taken from the folk-art paper cut-out to create a “memorable cultural ideogram”
The pavilion creates a route for the visitors to follow, which outlines a logical progression through the space. The path first circulates around the information center before leading to the full-height exhibition space. This main area, with light filtering through the cut-out patterns of the elevation, consists of solid walls that function as screens. The screens project images of Polish city life and provide the backdrop for cultural performances in an effort to place the viewer in the appropriate setting.
The route continues to flow through the pavilion, leading up a terraced viewing platform and eventually to the roof level, known as the “viewing spot.” The slanted roof provides an area for outdoor performances as well as prime seating for viewing the whole exhibition.
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