Gallery: Futuristic Oceanic Pavilion Unveiled for 2012 Yeosu Expo


Emergent Architecture and Kokkugia have designed an incredible Oceanic Pavilion for the Yeosu 2012 Expo in Korea, which will provide another showcase of amazing architecture once the Shanghai Expo has wound to a close. Intended as a centerpiece for the expo, the Oceanic Pavilion is a “celebration of the ocean as a living organism and the co-existence of human culture and ocean ecosystem.” Designed with the help of computer scripts, the amphibious pavilion is made from a series of ETFE membranes and armature that take on a life of their own through their organic layout.

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  1. Wei Chao Tee February 24, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    the f is wrong with you guys nobody is going to look at the building from a helicopter every single day what is with the obsession of plan views anyway when you\\\’re not going to even see it from this point of view except for from a computer?

  2. Dim May 13, 2010 at 10:32 am

    benuerun i’m glad you said that because I was thinking the same thing. ther design is very cool and futuristic but I just can’t get past the initial emotional response.
    Having a giant beached whale covered in oil is maybe not the best way to “celebrate the ocean as a living organism”. simple enough problem to overcome. rearange the plan and change the shape of the building so you no longer have that visual connection.

  3. akay May 13, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Ugh! It’s not just you! It also looks half dissected or something


  4. benerun May 13, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Is it just me, or does that big picture look like a beached whale covered in crude oil, as if it were swimmin’ around in the Gulf and laid out on Louisiana’s coastline to dry out?

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