Shanghai Expo 2010 pavilions
For this year’s Shanghai Expo, countries around the globe have been locked in battle to produce the most show-stopping pavilion and secure the attention of all-important Chinese businesses.
In our May issue (W*134), we showed Thomas Heatherwick’s playful and subversive design for brand Britain, dubbed ’The Hairy Cube’, and discovered the architect’s thinking behind its conception. But now it’s time to give other nations a chance. Here, we show some of the most arresting pavilions for the forthcoming Expo, whose theme this year is: ’Better City, Better Life.’