German Pavilion / Shanghai 2010 Expo

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?

Check out other videos Seppe has shared with us like his British Pavilion time lapse or his Denmark Pavilion video. Full list of credits after the break.

German Pavilion Credits: Overall responsibility: 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.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "German Pavilion / Shanghai 2010 Expo" 15 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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