The team behind the Danish pavilion at the World Expo 2008 i
n Zaragoza, Spain consists of three Copenhagen-based firms – architects Spektrum Arkitekter
, graphic agency Loop Associates
and communications agency 2+1.
Danish pavilion houses Círculos de Agua (Circles in the Water), an
exhibition about sustainable living and lasting solutions that echoes
the World Expo 2008 theme of water and sustainability. Círculos de Agua
highlights Danish technologies that have started out small yet have the
potential to affect global change. The underlying message is that
everything we do spreads like ripples through water. The pavilion will
be used again at the COP15 Copenhagen
– United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009.
The pavilion consists of five cylinders with five themes. The Wind
Cylinder explains how the tiny country of Denmark with only five
million inhabitants has become a leading supplier of wind power
technologies. The Water Cylinder explores the planning of cities to
cope with rising water levels and the extreme climate of the future.
The Daylight Cylinder showcase natural light as a vehicle for both
style and sustainability. The Biomass Cylinder extols the virtues of
bio fuels produced from harvest waste. The Restaurant & Shop
Cylinder, dedicated to creativity, showcases the latest in Danish
design and crafts. The World Expo runs till September 14, so it's not
too late to see it. - Tuija Seipell