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Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

Rendez-vous Plaza


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

Dance performance


Venezuela pavillion

Venezuela pavillion


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion


Venezuela pavillion

Venezuela pavillion


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion

The pavilion’s design is born from the idea of representing Mexico through its traditional elements which haven’t been exploited in these kinds of fairs. The proposal scheme is centered around the idea of creating a green space within the expo which at the same time represents our preoccupation to offer a better life standard for cities through the recovery of green areas rather than creating a protagonist building.

The Mexican pavilion is a volume defined by a talud (slope) which transforms itself into a plaza privileging public space as an urban gesture within the expo. Space is divided in three levels which represent three different moments of urban life in our country. The past is represented on the plinth, present time Mexico at the entrance level, and future on the platform.

The pavilion’s main feature lies within the design of the papalotes (kites), a word that comes from the Nahuatl papalotl which means butterfly, used as a cultural meeting point between mexican and chinese cultures. Our proposal is to look into a future with areas which are thought, destined and planned specifically for leisure, the recovery of parks and green areas, where new generations might meet in a city with a “better living”.

(from: http://www.archdaily.com/42182/mexico-pavillion-for-shanghai-world-expo-2010/)


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

Upside down furniture


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

The Rendezvous Plaza includes a market store and a restaurant of the Chilean Pavilion in the Expo Shanghai 2010. This is the area in the Pavilion that was created to exhibit and sell items that represent the handicrafts and food products of Chile. The Rendezvous Plaza, between the store and the restaurant, takes up 20% of the Pavilion´s surface area.

(from: http://www.expo2010chile.cl/en/el-pabellon-de-chile/contenidos-del-pabellon/mercado-del-encuentro/)


Venezuela pavillion

Venezuela pavillion


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

The Trunk of the Sounds of Chile is a sculpture made out of a cypress tree trunk by Osvaldo Peña. Upon drawing near the work of art, visitors can hear and listen to characteristic Chilean sounds coming from 6 speakers strategically placed in the interior of the trunk.


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

Interior structure


Chile pavillion

Chile pavillion

Chile’s presentation at Expo Shanghai 2010 is the largest relationship-building project undertaken by Chile, designed to give a major boost to its relationship with another country.

China, the most populous country in the world, cradle of millennial cultures and the third largest economy in the world, is already our most important trading partner. With a growing political presence and spectacular economic performance, China is expected to be one of the world’s central axes in this new century.

(from: http://www.expo2010chile.cl/en/el-pabellon-de-chile/)


Mexico pavillion

Mexico pavillion