Modern Architecture – Shanghai Corporate Pavilion: 2010 World Expo

Designed by Atelier Feichang Jianzhu, the Shanghai Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai will be made out of thousands of plastic tubes from used CD cases. Multi-colored LED lights will be installed throughout the exterior of the structure, meaning the building could change appearances at any given moment.

Shanghai's Corporate Pavilion features a 17,000 square foot (1,600 sq m) solar heat-collecting tube system on the roof. The stored energy will be able to heat water up to 203F (95C), and produce electricity for everyday use.

Along with the collection of solar energy, the pavilion will collect and recycle rainwater. Some of the water will be used for a misting system that will help lower the temperature, purify the air, and create a comfortable climate in the pavilion. It will also add to the structure's appearance and help give it a dream-like feel.

Atelier Feichang Jianzhu website

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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