Pavilion of Infinity
By Richard High09 February 2009
The Chan Wai Ching and Sze Ki Shan Ida-designed Pavilion of Infinity will be the centrepiece of Hong Kong's entry at the World Exposition 2010 Shanghai China (Shanghai Expo).
The main theme of the Pavilion will be "Hong Kong - A City with Unlimited Potential".
It will have three levels and a "sleek, contemporary look" to showcase the "infinite" imagination and creativity of Hong Kong and its people.
The Pavilion will be situated close to the China National Pavilion in Pudong, and will have an exhibition area of about 800 m2.
The Pavilion design is based on the winning entry - the "Pavilion of Infinity" - of a Concept Design Competition held by the Government in 2008.
The construction contract was awarded to Gammon Construction in December and includes detailed design and construction, interior fit out, exhibition works, landscaping, maintenance, and dismantling after the Expo.
Site preparation works have started and it is expected the project will be finished by early 2010 for commissioning and testing ahead of the Expo opening on May 1, 2010.
The Shanghai Expo will be held from May to end-October 2010 at the waterfront of Huangpu River between Nanpu Bridge and Lupu Bridge, under the theme "Better City, Better Life".