Friday, March 5, 2010

Dezeen’s top ten: pavilions

Dezeen’s top ten: this month’s top ten features the most clicked-on Dezeen stories about pavilions. In first place is theZaragoza Bridge Pavilion by Zaha Hadid Architects (above).
2: Zaha Hadid has also bagged second place with the Chanel Contemporary Art Container.
3: in third place is a pavilion designed by Explorations Architecture for the Chateau de Versailles in France.
4: fourth most popular is the Danish pavilion designed by Copenhagen architects BIG for Expo 2010 in Shanghai next year, which will include 1500 bicycles for use by visitors.
5: fifth most-viewed is Prada Transformer by Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas, a portable, shape-shifting cultural pavilion that opened in Seoul in April. See renderings here and the completed pavilion here.
6: Galeria Adriana Varejão pavilion by Rodrigo Cerviño Lopez is sixth most-viewed.
7: next up is this year’s Serpentine Pavilion by Japanese architects SANAA, which is due to open next month.
8: another proposal for Expo 2010 in Shanghai: the Austrian pavilion by Vienna practices Span and Zeytinoglu comes in eighth.
9: the Swoosh Pavilion created by students at the Architectural Association school in London last summer is at number nine.
10: one more from Zaha Hadid – in tenth place is the Burnham Pavilion, a temporary structure in Millennium Park, Chicago, due to open this month.

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