In Shanghai, Germany is presenting a holistic picture of itself. According to Pavilion architect Lennart Wiechell, the principle of the city in balance is also reflected in the architecture of the German Pavilion.
The 20-metre high building reflects the principle of equilibrium. “It has been designed as a sculpture in space whose four large exhibition structures only find a stable balance in their interaction with each other,” the architect explained. The suspended exhibition structures with the landscape below them for visitors to walk through create an exciting interchange between inside and outside, light and shadow, buildings and nature, city and landscape.
An outstanding feature is the silver shell, a special membrane that reduces sun radiation, becomes a light sail at night and lends the Pavilion its aura of lightness.