Pôle Agro-alimentaire du Grand Lyon
Echoing the vibrancy of fresh fruit and vegetables, the Pôle Agro-Alimentaire du grand Lyon is a playful and practical element of the recently relocated wholesale fruit and vegetable market, le Marché de Gros Lyon-Corbas, from where produce from the region is distributed to retailers and restaurants throughout 55 French departments and beyond.
Architect AIA Architectes – Albert Constantin Location Lyon - France Company involved Miralu Website http://www.miralu.fr
Swedish Pavilion - Shangai Expo
Designing the Swedish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo was a slightly less daunting task than designing many of the other pavilions, because it had a clearly defined function. What makes these projects so difficult in general is the almost entirely open-ended nature of the brief – they have to convey something about the national character, and house an exhibition, but beyond that and the physical limitations of the site, it is possible to do anything. In the case of the Swedish Pavilion, however, there was at least a requirement to house meetings with potential trade partners, and this gave the design more of a functional programme than is customary.
Images courtesy of August Wiklund, Sweco, & Petter Eldin
Architect Sweco (Johannes Tüll) Location Shangai - China Company involved SSAB Website http://www.ssab.com
German company MOST Mobile specialises in tailor-made presentation trucks for mobile sales promotion and marketing campaigns. After 25 years, the medium-sized enterprise, which is based in the town of Fürth, northern Bavaria, needed more space.
Architect Günter Haoberg & Goldbeck GmbH Location Fürth - Germany Company involved Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com