Friday, 19 February 2010

The Water Cube Pavillion Design by MVRDV

MVRDV have designed this for the World Expo 2012 on the theme of “The Living Ocean and Coast". Having different layers of glass walls, water is pumped through so in a sense, water surrounds the building with natural light penetrating through creating an aura of underwater tranquility.

It is also renewable as it has solar cells to generate power for its use. I think the design is great especially the element of water, as well as the different shades of coloured glass and the irregular fragment divides of the glass wall. However, I am not sure about the "world" being on it, just seems a bit tacky and a bit TOO over the top trying to be world unity or something. It is a small criticism but it still works regardless..

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