French Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010

french01Jacques Ferrier Architects were selected to design the French at Shanghai Expo 2010. Their project ‘The Sensual City’ is a simple building with a big style French garden inside. Surrounded by water it appears to be floating.

The 6000 square meter pavillion will use advanced building materials and environmental protection technology including solar panels on top of the roof.

Seen at designboom. More images after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "French Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010" 10 Aug 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 20 Sep 2014. <>


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    I can’t realy see the point there. “a big style French garden inside. Surrounded by water it appears to be floating.”

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      Solar panels + A false appearance of french garden + A net in ductal (thanks lafarge) = The most beautiful pavillion.
      And it is supposed to represent the French quality of life and its technologies. I’m french and I don’t understand why they chose him!!?

      I think, in my opinion, the best pavillion is the one of Denmark.

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    every pavilion – except polish ,are naive , don’t have one heavy architectural concept, and look like from poorer version of disneyland. i’m disappointed

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    mesh? looks like a diagrid to me …that isnt structural. looks like all of his other boring projects.

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    might not be the most interesting project, but the french sure do know how to make fantastic renders…(looking at off architects too)

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