WoodWorks honored China Pavilion with a 2016 Wood Design Award in the Beauty of Wood - Innovation category. According to Jennifer Cover, PE, executive director of WoodWorks/Wood Products Council, "WoodWorks Wood Design Awards celebrate projects and design teams that showcase the innovative use of wood as both a structural and finish material."
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger was the structural engineer and consulted on the schematic building enclosure design for China Pavilion at the 2015 World Expo in Milan. The pavilion celebrates the Expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” by focusing on sustainability and the coexistence of nature and city. The structure's 4,000-sq-m undulating roof transitions from sharp angles on its northern side replicating the urban skyline, to flowing curves on the southern side symbolizing China’s rolling landscape.
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