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Traffic Cone Stage

October 22, 2009 Leave a comment

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Traffic cones are often only seen around road works or accidents but NYC architecture firm EFGH has managed to make the orange cones into something beautiful with this Hedgehog concert pavilion. The whole thing can be constructed in six hours, and by using already-manufactured traffic cones the architecture firm saved considerable costs on materials.

EFGH was given a short amount of time to make a stage for a Virgin Mobile event intended to raise awareness about youth homelessness. The resulting structure is a ecofriendly pop-up pavilion made from a steel frame studded with traffic cones.

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Shanghai World Expo 2010

April 25, 2009 Leave a comment

The Shanghai World Expo next year will have over 200 partisipants from May 1st to Oct 31 with expected visitor figures of around 70 million people from around the world. The theme for the expo is ”Better City, Better Life” and hopes to promote sustainable and harmonious urban living. The expo will be a platform for countries, organizations and enterprises to showcase the latest innovations in urban development. What China hopes to get from the expo is economic, technological and cultural advancements which previous nations have seen when hosting an expo event.

Take a look at some of the confirmed pavilions from countries around the world:

UK Pavilion

UK Pavilion

French Pavilion

French Pavilion

Italy Pavilion

Italy Pavilion

Swiss Pavilion

Swiss Pavilion

Israel Pavilion

Israel Pavilion

Poland Pavilion

Poland Pavilion

Finland Pavilion

Finland Pavilion

UAE Pavilion

UAE Pavilion

Canada Pavilion

Canada Pavilion