Studio Haim Dotan

Israeli Pavilion Expo 2010 Shanghai China

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Architectual Concept and Design

The national Israeli Pavilion for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai is an innovative and architectural futuristic structure symbolizing breakthrough and technology. The 24 meters height, 1300 square meter pavilion is built on a 2000 square meter site. Flowing in form while expressing movement and dynamics, the pavilion continuously transforms as the light changes during the day and night.

 

The pavilion is composed of two architectural curvilinear forms which hug each other like two hands or two shells. The two dynamic forms symbolize a quiet conversation between man and earth, man and man,nation and nation. They represent the dialog between man and nature, past and future, temporality and eternity, earth and sky, substance and virtual. Within the two forms are two uplifting architectural spaces, symbolizing the spirituality of the ancient Jewish nation. The project consists of three experiential realms: enlightened Garden, Hall of Light and Hall of Innovations. The principal message of World Expo 2010 is innovations for better life. Israel is a modern country, and like China rooted in ancient heritage. It is a country with a dynamic society incorporating cultural values with innovation. This message is expressed through the pavilion's form, its audio-visual and exhibition contents and its use of modern construction technologies.

Haim Dotan LTD Architects with Designer Prosper Amir

Completed 2010

Client

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

 

Project Coordinator: Yaffa Ben-Ari Deputy Commissioner General

                                   of Israel to the Shanghai World Expo 2010

 

Pavilion Manager: Isaac Shalev

 

Project Team

 

Project Architects:  

Haim Dotan, Adi Ayalon, 

Hagit Levi-Zur, Avi Arbel, 

Sylvia Rasman 

Project Managment:  

CPM

Building Management Ltd.

Eng. Steven (Shlomo) Cohen,  

 

 

Exhibition & Interior Design:   

EXPRODESIGN: Prosper Amir With Barzilai Design:

Merav Barzilai, Francesco Oliva, Assaf Binyamin

 

Exhibition & Multi Media Management: 

Narkiss Exhibition

Conference Organizer

Zehavit Narkiss,

 

 

Production & Multi Media: 

DISKIN PRO Ltd.

Moshe Yeyni, CEO,

Project Manager: Eran Oren

 

Israel Pavilion Construction Management:

C3  

SHANGHAI CENTURY 3

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Ltd.

 

 

Electrical Engineering: 

Karel Valent Ltd. Eng,

Yevgeni Spivak

 

 

Mechanical Engineering: 

Meir Lousqui Engineers Ltd.

 

Aluminum & Glass:

PCO Ltd

Eng.Yoram Maron

Structural Engineering:   

YSS 

Yaron-Shimoni-Shacham 

Consulting Engineers Ltd.,
Dani Shacham,Youri Ogoul,
 

Dimitry Sorokin, 

Yaniv Hershkowitz 

 

Safety & Fire 

Risk Management: 

Daniel Levin Consultants Ltd.

 

Acoustics:

M.G. Acoustical Consultants Ltd.  

 

  

Expo Virtual Tour

Links

Link to Expo 2010 site

 

Link to Expo 2010, Israel Site 

 

Movies

 

 

Articles

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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