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
An outer shell of small, brightly coloured and vertically elongated rectangular steel panels lends a playful and appealing appearance to ZuidWestHoek College, a secondary school and sports college at Ossendrecht, a small town in the southern Netherlands, located only a few kilometres north of the Belgian border.
Products: Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra, various colours and Colorcoat Prisma in metallic colour Sirius
Architect Van den Berg Kruisheer Elfers Location Ossendrecht - The Netherlands Company involved Tata Steel Website http://www.colorcoat-online.com
Barco, a global provider of audiovisual solutions, has just opened its new headquarters in Kortrijk (Belgium) which will bring the company’s 1,250 Belgian employees into one location. At the centre of the 230,000 square metre site is ‘The Circle’, a landmark new building which provides a direct link between head office staff, R&D, production, and Barco’s international customer base.
Architect Jaspers-Eyers Architects Location Kortrijk - Belgium Company involved Alucoil Website www.alucoil.com/europe