Shanghai Expo

JAHN, Chicago/USA

Planning time:
1999 – 2000

Construction time:
2000 – 2001

Services rendered by Werner Sobek:
structural and facade engineering

Messe München International, Messe Düsseldorf Asia

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.