Austrian Pavilion Expo 2010 in Shanghai
The red and white porcelain tiles enveloping Austria’s Expo pavilion in Shanghai symbolizes the historical significance the material has for both countries. The form of the pavilion, on the other hand, points to the future. The design was inspired the efficient systems found in nature. In the design, a complex digital model allows for interactive convergence of the building massing and the parametric specifications. These models also facilitate studies of the pavilion’s lighting and acoustics. A recurring theme is the seamless transition; manifestations include the gradated colour scheme, aerodynamic design of the furnishings, and the detailing. The interior furnishes impressions of Austria’s landscapes.