Poland Pavilion, EXPO 2010 Shanghai China

Poland Pavilion, EXPO 2010 Shanghai China. Image and original data provided by ART on FILE, www.artonfile.com

Nearly 1,300 new direct capture photographs from ART on FILE documenting contemporary architecture in Shanghai and the pavilions and grounds of the Expo 2010 Shanghai China are now available in the ARTstor Digital Library.

In their most recent ARTstor-sponsored campaign, photographers Colleen Chartier and Rob Wilkinson focused on architectural highlights in the city of Shanghai, including the Shanghai Museum, the Shanghai Grand Theater, the People’s Square, the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, the Jin Mao Tower, the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Oriental Pearl Tower, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Pudong Riverside Promenade, the Lujiazui Central Green Belt, the Sports Arena, the Shanghai South Railway Station, the Shanghai Qizhong Tennis Center, the Yuyuan Garden, the Development Tower, the Old City God’s Temple, and the Maglev Stations.

ART on FILE also photographed the grounds of The Expo 2010 Shanghai China. The Expo 2010 boasted the highest number of participating countries, was the largest and most expensive site, and received the most visitors of any Expo in the history of the World’s Fairs. The Expo introduced numerous urban best practices and concepts and advocated for future development to focus on environmental sustainability, efficiency, and diversity. The pavilions documented include China (architect He Jingtang), UK (Heatherwick Studio), Germany (KAP Forum), France (Jacques Ferrier), Spain (Miralles Tagliabue EMBT), Switzerland (Andreas Bründler), Italy (Giampaolo Imbrighi), Finland (Teemu Kurkela), USA (Clive Grout), Singapore (Kay Ngee Tan Architects), Poland (Natalia Paszkowska, Marcin Mostafa, and Wojciech Kakowski (WWA)), Luxemburg (François Valentiny), Denmark (BIG, 2+2, and ARUP), Chile (Sabbagh Arquitectos), and the UAE (Foster + Partners). Other sites included the Urban Best Practices Area—exhibits and demonstrations of water, air, transportation, and open space innovations from around the world—and the REN Project, a spectacular hotel and conference center.

These new photographs bring the total in the Digital Library to more than 13,000 images by ART on FILE, including selections from its remarkable archive of slides and transparencies documenting contemporary architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and public art around the world. ARTstor has also sponsored other campaigns for ART on FILE to create new digital photographs of contemporary architecture in the United States, Europe (Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, and Scandinavia), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi and Dubai).

View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/artonfile

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Contemporary Architecture, Urban Design, and Public Art (ART on FILE Collection) page.

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