EXPO 2010 France Pavilion
EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Zone C of the Expo Site
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Building names(s): EXPO 2010 France Pavilion
Architect/Designer: Jacques Ferrier
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Completion date: 2010
function(s): expo, pavilion
Highlights: Called The Sensual City, the pavilion is clad in a trellis-like structure and features a garden inside with plants growing on the walls, a roof garden and pools of water.
The structure as a whole is “wrapped into” a huge wire mesh that is made of a new type concrete material, while featuring the plant walls, and water pools internal and external.
getting to the expo site:
For visitors’ convenience to the Expo Site, Shanghai is constructing a comprehensive urban transport system and an Expo public transport network which enables visitors to reach the Expo Site via rail transit, bus and water transportation.
There is one metro line entrance/exit, eight ground entrances/exits, four extra-Site and three intra-Site water gates.
Metro Line Entrance/exit : Puxi Section – Madang Road Station of Metro Line 13
Ground Entrance/exit :
Puxi Section – Entrance/exit at Luban Road, South Xizang Road, Bansongyuan Road
Pudong Section – Entrance/exit at Bailianjing, West Gaoke Road, Shangnan Road, Changqing Road, Houtan
Extra-Site Water Gate – Dongchang Road Water Gate, Qichangzhan Water Gate, Shiliupu Water Gate, Qinhuangdao Road Water Gate
Intra-Site Water Gate
Dock 1 (Miaojiang Road • Wangda Road)
Dock 2 (Expo Avenue • Bailianjing Road)
Dock 6 (Houtan Garden)
On most occasions, visitors can get to pavilions on foot in the Expo Site. Since the Expo Site is divided by the Huangpu River and there is quite a distance between the zones, the Organizer sets up a public transport system including metro line, bus and cross-river ferry.
Metro Line 13 is designed to facilitate visitors’ travelling between Pudong and Puxi Sections. There are Madang Road Station, Lupu Bridge Station, and Expo Avenue Station on the line.
Five bus routes, including two sightseeing routes, are designed to facilitate visitors’ touring in Pudong or Puxi
Section and traveling between the two sections.
Five ferry routes are designed to facilitate visitors’ traveling between Pudong and Puxi Sections.