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
Steel Hall In Heddesheim
There can be few more colourful buildings than the factory building that Helwig & Helwig Architekten has designed in Heddesheim, Germany. Its client is a digital printing company which is known for the strong and durable colours it employs in the prints that it transfers onto items such as T-shirts , so it made sense to reflect this in the design of the building.
Architect Helwig & Helwig Architekten Location Heddesheim - Germany Company involved ThyssenKrupp Steel Website http://www.thyssenkrupp-steel-europe.com
The striking and somewhat stark appearance of the 800MW GDF Suez coal-burning power plant at Wilhelmshaven, in northern Germany, reflects the fact that this is one of the most modern and efficient power plants of its kind in the world.
Architect DHV Architects Location Wilhelmshaven - Germany Company involved Tata Steel Website http://www.colorcoat-online.com