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PROJECT INFO

Building type:

Exhibitions/Museums

Year:

2015

Project Status:

Built

Gross Area:

4000 Sqm

Certificates:

Climatic zone:

Temperate

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Rejecting the typical notion of a cultural pavilion as an object in a plaza, the China Pavilion is instead conceived as a field of spaces. Envisioned as a cloud hovering over a “land of hope”, the Pavilion is experienced as a series of public programs located beneath a floating roof, the unique design of which creates an iconic image for the project and a unique presence within the Expo grounds.

The theme for the China Pavilion is “The Land of Hope”. The project embodies this through its undulating roof form, derived by merging the profile of a city skyline on the building’s north side with the profile of a landscape on the south side, expressing the idea that “hope” can be realized when city and nature exist in harmony. Conceived as a timber structure that references the “raised-beam” system found in traditional Chinese architecture, the Pavilion roof also uses modern technology to create long spans appropriate to the building’s public nature. The roof is covered in shingled panels that reference traditional pottery roof construction, but are reinterpreted as large bamboo leaves that enhance the roof profile while shading the public spaces below. Designed as layered screens, these panels add texture and depth to the Pavilion’s roof and create evocative light and transparency effects below.

Beneath the roof, the building’s ground plane is defined by a landscape of wheat (the “land of hope”) that references China’s agrarian past. This natural landscape transitions seamlessly into an LED multimedia installation in the center that forms the centerpiece of the building’s exhibition program.

The Pavilion’s full exhibition and cultural offerings are experienced as a sequence of spaces, beginning with an exterior waiting area in the landscape, leading to a themed exhibition space with interactive installations and cultural offerings from different Chinese provinces. After this, visitors are guided up a gently sloped public stair to a panoramic viewing platform above the multimedia installation, after which they are guided into a multimedia space featuring a short film focusing on
family reunions during China’s annual Spring Festival. This sequence concludes with visitors stepping outside the building onto a platform above the bamboo roof that enjoys expansive views of the Expo grounds.

AWARDS

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES

Natural ventilation

Shading system

Sustainable building materials

Recycled materials

Smart design (passive design strategies)

SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY

A range of renewable and recyclable materials were selected for the Pavilion including glulam timber for the roof structure, bamboo for the 1,052 off-site fabricated roof panels and compressed-fiber panel manufactured from wheat straw.
Highly energy efficient LED-technology was employed for the video installation within the pavilion.

ENERGY DATA

Energy consumption:

N/A (N/A )

Consumption type:

Annual carbon footprint:

N/A (N/A )

Climate zone:

Temperate

Min. temperature =

+1.0

Max temperature =

+23.0

RH =

76.8%

Temperate

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CLIENT

Client:

China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

DESIGNERS

Architect:

Studio Link-Arc + Tsinghua University

Architect:

Tsinghua University , Studio Link-Arc , Yichen Lu , Alban Denic , Shuning Fan , Mario Bastianelli , Ching-Tsung Huang , Hyunjoo Lee , Dongyul Kim , Ivi Diamantopoulou , Wei Huang , Zachary Grzybowski , Elvira Hoxha , ymar Mariño- Maza , Zoe Zhou , F&M Ingegneria

Interior designer:

Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University , Jiansong Wang

CONSULTANTS

:

ATLV

Building services engineer:

F&M Ingegneria , Beijing Qingshang Environmental Art & Architectural Design

Lighting consultant:

Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University , Yi Du , Xiaoxi Liu

Manager:

Studio Link-Arc , Qinwen Cai , Kenneth Namkung

Specialist consultant:

F&M Ingegneria , Elite Facade Consultants , MIR , Zheheng Hong , ATLV , Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University) , Dan Su , Yue Zhang , Yi Du , Yanyang Zhou , Danqing Shi , Xiaosheng Cui , Xin Gu

Structural Engineer:

F&M Ingegneria , Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

CONTRACTORS

Contractor:

China Arts Construction and Decoration Company , Unique Europe , Bodino Engineering

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