México-Shanghai

México-Shanghai

_Shanghai, China

México-Shanghai

PROGRAM

_Exhibition area, restaurant, museum shop, business center offices.

AREA

_4,000 m²


YEAR OF DESIGN

_2009

LOCATION

_Shanghai, China


STATUS

_1st Prize Winner/Built

CLIENT

_Promexico

This design validates the motto of the World Expo Shanghai 2010 of ‘Better City, Better Life’ showing how the restoration of urban green areas can improve city life. Instead of trying to impress with an imposing building on the Expo landscape, the Mexican Pavilion offers visitors a grass slope of 4000 square meters and a colorful forest of kites where they can relax and play. The pavilion, ensconced beneath this slope, houses the permanent and temporary exhibition space, as well as a restaurant, cultural museum and museum shop. The pavilion’s most distinctive design feature is the panoply of colorful kites, a children’s favorite in both Mexico and China, that while delighting the heart and eye provide much needed shade.

credits & colaborations

Thanks a lot of our friends / team:

  • Juan Carlos Vidals

    Partner

  • Moritz Melchert

    Partner

  • Israel Álvarez

    Architect

  • Mariana Tello

    Architect

  • Edgar Octavio Ramírez

    Architect

  • Michel Trejo

    Construction Architect

  • Aaron Hernández

    Construction Architect

  • Efraín Ovando

    Construction Architect

  • Fernando Valdivia

    Structural Engineer

  • Kai Diederichsen

    Illumination

  • Sergio Monroy

    Visual Artist

  • Carlos Miranda

    Visual Artist

GENERATION OF SENSITIVE STATES