Finland Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010

How buildings can tell important stories

Location: Shanghai, China
Function: Cafe, Event spaces, Exhibition galleries, Offices, Shop
Size: 3400 m2
Status: Competition 1st Prize, Completed - 2010
Client: Business Finland
Scope: Architecture, Art integration, Exhibition design, Graphic design, Interior, Landscape, Museography
Culture

Finland Pavilion ”Bing Hu” portrayed our country in miniature, presenting it to the world. The aim of the Pavilion was to showcase Finnish visions of ”Good Life”.

The Pavilion’s architecture was inspired by nature, bringing together fragments of Finnish landscape and wildlife. Like an island, the Pavilion was surrounded by water, creating a place to escape from big city life. The form of the Pavilion was natural not unlike stones found on the seashore.  The facade was clad with scales made of waterproof paper, a custom designed product made of recycled industrial waste. In the middle, the atrium opened towards the sky. The pavilion included exhibition spaces, a restaurant and VIP spaces

More than five million visitors visited and experienced ”Bing Hu” and the Finland Pavilion was selected the best pavilion in its class at the Shanghai Expo.

© Derryck Menere
© Kari Palsila
© Derryck Menere
© Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
© Derryck Menere
© Kari Palsila
© Hanne Granberg
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