Foster + Partners has designed the concept for the United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Shanghai’s Expo 2010. Devised to relate to the theme 'Better Cities, Better Lives', the pavilion is inspired by the principles of traditional Arab city planning.
fascinating. reminds me of the institut du monde arabe in paris built in 1989! designed by jean nouvel, he uses the octogone on all the north facade and the octogones open and close depending on the amount of light. each octogone has a unique design. this gives you a good perspective.
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