Shanghai Expo

Architecture
JAHN, Chicago/USA

Planning time
1999 − 2000

Construction time
2000 − 2001

Services by Werner Sobek
Structural engineering  (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)
Facade engineering  (WP 1 − 6 acc. to § 64 HOAI)

GFA
100,000 m²

Client
Messe München International, Messe Düsseldorf Asia

Photography
Chen Bairong, Shanghai/China
Doug Snower, Chicago/USA

The new Shanghai-Pudong exhibition centre strikes the observer by the clarity and efficiency of its architectural and structural design concept. The uncompromising realisation of the principles of lightweight construction results in large light-flooded spaces which provide very large unobstructed floor areas. The first phase of construction provides four exhibition halls and an entrance hall.