Featuring: CHINA TODAY

Special Feature for GA Document 112 : CHINA TODAY.

Feature 1: EXPO 2010 Shanghai, China
70 million visitors are expected to come to Shanghai Expo. It will be exceeded visitors of Osaka Expo which is most numbers in the history. The next Expo in Milan, 2015 is supposed to be a without-pavilion style--gardens with each nations' production/food courts which is planned by four Architects such as Jacques Herzog. That is, Shanghai Expo might be the last one with many nations's pavilions.
We focus on the following pavilions, Spain (Benedetta Taguliabue), UK (Thomas Heatherwick), Denmark (BIG/Bjarke Ingels) and Egypt (Zaha Hadid). All of them set up prominent works covering with their sign, considering a situation/position of Expo, a theme connecting or distinguish China and their own country.
Besides these pavilions, others are shown as well with site map. This Expo is held until October 31st, although it might be better to visit by yourselves, check out the 'last' pavilion-style Expo and enjoy it virtually on pages.

Feature 2: Contemporary Architects in China
Based on our reserch for several months, we decided to focus on three Architects as Chang Yungho, Liu Jiakun and Wang Shu. Although their bases are different regions--Beijing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, they all try to modernize Chinese Architecture and solve problems which contemporary China has. The essence of their works has international quality. Please feel it with pages capturing their feature.

EXPO 2010 Shanghai China

Benedetta Tagliabue
Spanish Pavilion
Thomas Heatherwick
UK Pavilion
BIG/Bjarke Ingels
Danish Pavilion
Zaha Hadid
Egyptian Pavilion

Contemporary Architects in China
Chang Yungho / Liu Jiakun / Wang Shu

Chang Yungho
UF Soft R&D Center, Beijing, China
Beijing, China

Chang Yungho
Shenzhen Media Group Tower
Shenzhen, China

Liu JiaKun
Luyeyuan Stone Sculpture Art Museum
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Liu JiaKun
Museum of Clocks of Culture Revolution
Jianchuan Museum District
Dayi County, Sichuan, China

Liu JiaKun
Block C1, Phase II Project of Tianfu Software Park
Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial
Development Zone, Sichuan, China

Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu
Ningbo History Museum
West of the Central Park of Yinzhou District,
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China

Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu
Xiangshan Campus, China Academy of Art
Xiangshan, Zhuangtang, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Wang Shu & Lu Wenyu
Expo 2010 Shanghai China —Ningbo Tengtou Pavilion

144 total pages, 84 in color
ISBN978-4-87140-272-9 C1352
Size: 300 x 257 mm
Japanese and English texts


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