The China’s Pavilion at Expo 2010 is the largest display in the history of the World Expo. The chosen design was selected from 344 proposals all over the world.
The 69.9-metre high pavilion was inspired by the Chinese roof bracket, which was ‘used to support large overhanging eaves’ even back to 2000 years ago.
The designer used basic stacking techniques and built an inverted pyramid structure by increasing the length of brackets on each level. It allows a large overhang for shading.
On the roof, ‘a 0.36 mega-watt solar energy system’ is used for the ventilation as well as lighting system inside the building.
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Report by Chen Zhuo