Wednesday, 19 Oct, 2011 Environment
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Glass Cube Pavilion from MVRDV to Inform Visitors About Ocean Life

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In just about 200 days, the 2012 World Expo will open its doors in South Korea and exclusively for the show the design studio MVRDV decided to set up a beautiful water cube pavilion.

The structure represents a combination of several water basins and its goal is to imitate the features of ocean life, be it deep sea, tropical waters or coral reefs.

It is worth mentioning that MVRDV was established in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) back in 1993. Its founders are Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. The studio creates various designs and carries out different studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design.


The user-friendly glass cube, which resembles an aquarium, will make it possible for visitors of the exposition to learn more about the oceans.

Each basin of the structure can be individually illuminated so people could easily navigate it. The glass cube is enclosed in robust, double-layer glass walls.

Besides being beautiful on the outside, the structure is eco-friendly on the inside, being naturally ventilated, and having water purification system and seawater cooling technology.

[via Evolo]

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