The Shanghai World Exhibition embodies the theme of ‘a better city, a better life’. The Exhibition will be a major event that will mark a milestone in the history of Shanghai and China. The site chosen for the World Exhibition stands at the heart of Shanghai, on both sides of Huangpu river. The exhibition area covers 310 ha, while the access areas cover 126 ha. They include staff accommodation areas and an exhibition village. This project offers the rare opportunity of achieving a vision and establishing a structural base for the city. Well beyond the dates of the exhibition, the project will have a continuing impact on the development of the city.
New infrastructures such as green corridors and canals will highlight the river and its surroundings which are open to nature. The new structures will improve the connections between the city and nature. The development of the site will, therefore, solve a number of problems related to urban concentration, such as traffic, population density and pollution. The Puxi and Pudong districts will be connected to the Flower Bridge, which 600 m long and 250 m high. After the Exhibition, this pedestrian esplanade will not only stand as a symbol of this great event, but it will also become one of the central and most vital areas of Shanghai.Location: Shanghai, China Architect: AS.Architecture-Studio Contracting authority: World Expo 2010, Shanghai Bidding Office
Sociologist: Roger Perrin-Jaquet
Areas: 600 Ha
Competition: 2001, winner