New Zealand Pavilion at the World Trade Expo 2010 – Shanghai, China. A 2500sqm walk-through exhibition to showcase New Zealand.
We had played a role in creating the New Zealand exhibition for the 2005 World Trade Expo. In 2010, things were even bigger.
Our role included exhibition construction design, construction, installation and crew management. Early discussions for the project began in 2006. After meeting with the client, we made a 3D model for presentation to stakeholders including government. From this point our role included exhibition construction design and construction of the exhibits; Along with the processes of developing them for manufacture in New Zealand and installation in China.
The exhibition included a water display stand for Matawai, a 1.75 tonne piece of Pounamu, a beach house, a school, office and many other iconic New Zealand dwellings.
We sourced building elements such as schist and native timber. We managed the construction of display pods in New Zealand prior to shipping to Shanghai. The result; another winner for New Zealand.
The pavilion was visited by over 4.5 million people over six months, and won a silver award for theme development - placing it in the top eight of the 250 pavilions at the Expo.