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MVRDV’s Dramatic Glass Cube Pavilion Will Raise Ocean Awareness at the 2012 World Expo
Posted By Tafline Laylin On October 22, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Architecture,gallery | No Comments
Visitors to the MVRDV pavilion will learn about the oceans by interacting with this user-friendly cube, which – as our friends at Evolo  pointed out – looks a lot like an oversized aquarium. After accessing the center of the exhibit, users can navigate the individual basins that can even be illuminated for closer learning. The cube is wrapped in double-layer load-bearing glass walls  with integrated structural support that can hold the heavy water basins while also providing excellent insulation.
As usual, there is a sustainable element built into MVRDV’s design. In addition to being naturally ventilated  as a result of each basin’s stacking effect, water purification and seawater cooling technology have also been incorporated into this fascinating design. By the time visitors leave the exhibit, they will have a much better understanding of how the world’s oceans impact our global climate  and therefore why it is so necessary that we protect them.
+ MVRDV 
Via Evolo 
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URLs in this post:
 2012 World Expo: http://eng.expo2012.kr/is/ps/unitybbs/bbs/selectBbsDetail.html?ispsBbsId=BBS088&ispsNttId=0000012754
 MVRDV: http://www.mvrdv.nl/#/news
 water cube pavilion (which we first unveiled to you last year): http://inhabitat.com/mvrdv-unveils-water-cube-pavilion-for-the-2012-korean-world-expo/
 coral reefs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_reef
 mangrove forests: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mangrove
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/10/MVRDV-Water-Cube-Pavilion-2.jpg
 our friends at Evolo: http://www.evolo.us/architecture/water-cube-pavilion-for-2012-world-expo-mvrdv/
 load-bearing glass walls: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Load-bearing_wall
 naturally ventilated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_ventilation
 global climate: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_climate_model
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