International Magazine of Architecture and Design

Germany interpretation of the theme for the Shanghai Expo. It is a proposal for the city in equilibrium between innovation and conservation, between urbanization and nature, globalization and national identity. The Federal Republic of Germany appears to be a country that looks to the future, to innovation and to technology while staying in touch with its roots. The pavilion contains a pathway which winds its way through the alternation of outdoor and indoor spaces, lighting and shade, coziness and vastness; the building consists of a ground floor with three upper floors containing six exhibition galleries. At the top of the pathway, there is a patio and a garden which also acts as a protective shelter for the visitors. The pavilion is also fitted with sustainable services and recreational spaces. (...)