Canada’s Shanghai Expo Pavilion is a Green Rain Harvester

March 15, 2010 / No Comments

canadian pavilion for shanghai Canadas Shanghai Expo Pavilion is a Green Rain Harvester

At the Shanghai Expo 2010, the Canadian pavilion will sprawl over 6,000 square meters, easily one of the biggest at the site. The huge structure though, carries a tinge of green to go along. The pavilion follows the theme “The Living City: Inclusive, Sustainable, Creative” and actually does that quite well. Constructed by Canadian company SNC-Lavalin Inc, the pavilion will have room for cultural performances, public performances and space for developing strategic corporate allowances.

Amazing as the pavilion’s exteriors look, they will also have a role in doing their bit for the environment. A part of the exteriors will be covered in special kind of plants, and drainage channels throughout the exterior will collect rainwater for use inside the pavilion. It all bodes well for a pavilion of these huge proportions, generating enough water for its requirement, or only a part of it, will eventually lead to great savings. The Canadian pavilion is situated on the Pudong side of the Huangpu river.
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Source: designboom