Here’s another great time lapse video from Seppe, this time walking us through the German Pavilion in Shanghai designed by Schmidhuber + Kaindl GmbH (more Shanghai coverage here). Entitled Balancity, the pavilion is designed by Lennart Wiechell and at 6,000 m2, it is the country’s largest structure at any exposition. The building’s geometric mass was conceived as a three dimensional sculpture and the form wraps certain spaces which showcase different aspects of Germany. As you can see in the video, the pavilion includes a central energy source, a factory-like section, an opera and cultural section, and even a park. The areas show Germany’s technological progressions and products meant to help solve urbanization problems, and visitors slowly glide past certain installations on moving walkways. Unlike other countries’ pavilions that seem to work off of one cohesive theme, the German pavilion seems much more “busy” – it is a conglomeration of many different ideas and products with lots to see at each turning corner. What do you think of Balancity?
German Pavilion Credits:
German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
Organisation and Operation:
Koelnmesse International GmbH
Design, Planning and Realisation: Consortium German Pavilion Shanghai GbR, comprising:
Architecture: Schmidhuber + Kaindl GmbH, Munich
Exhibition: Milla und Partner GmbH, Stuttgart
Execution: Nüssli (Deutschland) GmbH, Roth
Text from designboom.