Atelier Brückner, an architecture and exhibition design studio based in Germany, designed the GS Caltex Pavilion for the 2012 Korea Expo in Yeosu, South Korea. The structure, commissioned by Korean oil company GS Caltex, bears programmed blades as the main feature that mimic various weather/natural conditions, such as rain, waves, fire, lightning and wind. The blades light up by touch to represent each of the elements.
The pavilion architecture presents itself as a dynamic ensemble that is reminiscent at first of an oversized rice field. 18 meters high, known as blades of grass blades swaying in the wind, sometimes they are interactive and light up when touched. In the middle of this energy field is a star-shaped, mirrored pavilion, which will be visually completely back. About lifted corners of the star, the visitor access to the entrance area is also mirrored on the ground floor. Upstairs is the center of the pavilion: a seven-meter high round room with a panoramic projection. Poetic images in black and white aesthetics reduced the willingness to take responsibility of the company give in sustainable energy concepts.
To commemorate the 2013 Skyscraper Competition, eVolo published a collector’s edition of its highly acclaimed book “eVolo Skyscrapers”. The book is a two-volume, 1300-page set with the best 300 projects received during the last years. Only 150 copies are available worldwide.