Korean Pavilion

Project Description

Korean alphabet characters in four sizes create a seemingly random gloss white pattern, but when the LEDs are lit, the random pattern becomes large scale Han-guel characters. The inset and return walls and soffits capture a more handmade quality by the use of digitally reproduced art pixels. The tension facade is comprised of high-gloss fire-rated CNC aluminum composite panels, steel tension rods with ceramic composite coating, LED lighting and PVC membrane on inboard weathering wall. The structure glass wall in restaurant and VIP areas peer through the pixilated facade.


Design concept, material applications, preliminary engineering study, construction documents and construction administration for the double facade elements and integration of lighting.

  • Client
  • Shanghai World Expo 2010
  • Shanghai, China
  • Architects
  • Mass Studies (Minsuk Cho)
  • Seoul, Korea
  • Nikko Architects
  • Shanghai, China
  • Location
  • Shanghai, China

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