KOREAN PAVILION : SHANGHAI EXPO 2010
Korean Pavilion Shanghai Expo 2010
Type Pavilion (Competition) Location Shanghai, China Client Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency Architects Mass Studies Site Area 6000 ㎡ - 64560 sq ft Total Floor Area 7683.5 ㎡ - 82674.46 sq ft (incl. 50% piloti area) Building Scope 3F Structure Steel Construction Finish Composite Aluminum Panels EPDM Blocks Design Period 2008.7 – 2009.5 Construction Period 2009.6 – 2010.4 About Site The Korea Pavilion is situated in Zone A, directly neighboring the Japan Pavilion and the Saudi Arabia Pavilion, and in close proximity to the China Pavilion. The site is around 6000m2 (64560 sq ft), and it is one of the largest lots within the Expo compound. Located on the perimeter of the zone, the site takes advantage of the views out towards the Huangpu River and the Shanghai skyline in the distance.
With land culture (China) and sea culture (Japan) surrounding the peninsula, Mass Studies considered that Korea been permeable to imported cultures and global influences, whose progressive mix defines contemporary Korean society. Using ‘convergence’ as the main theme, the Korea Pavilion is an amalgamation of ‘sign’ (symbol) and ‘space’: signs become spaces, and simultaneously, spaces become signs.
Space as Sign Sign as Space
Program Exhibition space/ VIP Lounge/ Press Room/ Conference Room/ Administration Office/ Staff Lounge/ Restaurant for visitor/ Skyline Deck/ Roof Garden
Rendering of spaces Diagrams: Skins
Second Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan
Renderings : Axonometric views and Sections