The Dutch pavilion for the world exhibition in Shanghai is developed as a floating dock. The dock will be built in the Netherlands and dragged to Shanghai, with visits of the mayor ports in the world. The undertaking of the construction and the journey of the dock will be part of the expo itself. Once arrived in Shanghai, the pavilion will float on the river opposite the Bund. Water taxis can reach the pavilion where you can experience the floating presentations. The dock is set up as a theater stage that can have changing exhibitions and events, where water is the main theme. After the world exhibition the pavilion travels back to the Netherlands, to fulfill new functions.
Program: 3.000 m2
Client: Chief Government Architect
Status: Invited competition 2006