Monday, September 20, 2010

Ren Building, World Expo, Shanghai, China

Ren Building
World Expo 2010
Shanghai, China

Ren Building taking the shape from a Chinese Character “人”, it means people. This architecture is an interesting design by PLOT that has since split up into BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and JDS (Julien De Smedt).
The building, a recognizable landmark for the World Expo in China, is conceived as two buildings merging into one. The first one, emerging from the water, is devoted to the activities of the body, and houses the sports and water culture center. The second building emerging from land, is devoted to the spirit of enlightenment, and houses the conference center and meeting facilities. The two buildings meet in a 1000 room hotel, a building for living.
The principle of Yin Yang and the five elements of Feng shui are embedded in the architecture, creating a link between the ancient wisdom and the contemporary euphoria of Chinese culture.

Source photo via e-Architect

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  1. good art work

    am looking for the right chinese character for
    much appreciated if you could help me to find the right caligpaphy
    thank you



  3. is ren building already made or is still just a proposal