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Fabric membrane stretches over 2010 World Expo pavilion

Fabric Structures, Projects | March 1, 2011 | By:

[Shanghai Taiyo Kogyo] Shanghai, China

Shanghai Taiyo Kogyo created the Future Pavilion in the exhibition area of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China, with the theme,“dream inspires the future of cities.” Using PVC BACKLIT 7530 from Mehler Texnologies GmbH, the fabric membrane was stretched over two steel frames—a main structure and a secondary frame that was hidden behind the main one to avoid being seen. The pavilion is divided into three main sections: the Dream of Yesterday, Dream and Practice and the Multiple Possibilities section. Five dreamlike street settings—Ecological City, City of Wisdom, City of Water, Space City and City of Energy—depict the possibilities of city development and life in the future. The project won a 2010 IAA Outstanding Achievement Award.

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