16 February 2009

Good prognosis for US pavilion at Shanghai 2010

Plans for realizing a US pavilion at the upcoming world expo in Shanghai - which runs 1 May to 31 Oct 2010 - appear to be on track and the nonprofit group led by Nick Winslow and Ellen Eliasoph is heading into the design development phase, with detailed estimates in place and major sponsorship announcements imminent, according to Winslow, who spoke with me by phone on Feb 13.

In April 2008, the US Dept. of State issued a letter of intent authorizing Winslow's team to take on the challenge of putting together a national pavilion concept – a package including creative, construction and sponsorship. Two recent design presentations given by Winslow's group in Shanghai garnered positive responses from the Shanghai expo organizers as well as the business community.

There are still hurdles to clear. Winslow's group must have letters of intent from sponsors by April 15 in order to break ground by May 1... click here for the full article.

Official US Pavilion Website is here.

Images: Rendering of pavilion concept by Clive Grout Architects, and picture of Nick Winslow.