Danish Pavilion (12)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (1)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (2)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (3)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (4)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (5)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (6)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (7)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (8)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (9)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (10)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (11)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (13)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (14)
georgexlin.com
Danish Pavilion (15)
georgexlin.com
show sidebar & content

2010 Shanghai Expo: Danish Pavilion by BIG

11 Jun 2010 / 0 Comments / in Architecture, Travel

I was quite surprised by it. I didn’t expect to see this double helix get constructed because the whole time i was wondering how it was structurally sound. I guess in the end, those crazy steel frames really did it. The building was shaking constantly from people taking steps. It made it rather difficult to shoot long exposures. In addition to the thousands of people in that pavilion with me there was rain. There were no biking around the pavilion that day…..

I didn’t believe it myself but the design of the pavilion was extraordinary but most of all they manage to bring  The Little Mermaid. A touching Story of how politics meet poetry. The statue is a national treasure of Denmark. This is teh first time it has left the country. At first there were many protest, but as the Architect explains, the story of the little mermaid, everything made sense. The Story that Hans Christian Anderson wrote involves the little mermaid leaving her world to explore another. By giving up part of herself, she was able to gain so much more in return. Instead of transporting 1.3 billion Chinese people to see their a monument that they all have read stories about, the monument was move to China. Less carbon offset more cultural exchanges….. WELL DONE , bravo

 

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *