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German Chinese House at EXPO2010, Shanghai - China
German Chinese House at EXPO2010, Shanghai - China

Client: Goethe Institute, Beijing
Principal Designer: Markus Heinsdorff
Architects: MUDI Shanghai
Completion: 2010

The only bilateral project of the whole Expo, the “German-Chinese House” is the only two-storey building at the event whose load-bearing structures are made out of bamboo. The building is an artistic encounter with the theme of sustainable urbanisation, which was the focus of a three-year series of events between Germany and China, from 2007 to 2010.
ETFE membrane is used to close the façade and steel knots connect the bamboo structure with each other and form the bearing structure. The vertical columns are formed of 8-metre-long canes of Julong bamboo, a particularly long type of bamboo from South China, Yunnan province. The building is environmentally friendly and mobile; it can be taken apart and reassembled elsewhere.The house is partly covered with white, shiny sun sails that are stretched between the bamboo façade and protect against the solar radiation. MUDI architects Shanghai and many more partners follow the concept design of Markus Heinsdorff, an artist from Munich.

MUDI Shanghai, R407, 71 Xi Suzhou Lu, Shanghai, 200041