Pavilion of the Czech Republic Expo 2000 Hannover, Germany
Investment: 100 000 000 CZK
Area: 4 000 m²
Investor: Kancelář Generálního komisaře
Relation to Project : Complex project documentation in all its stages including engineering services.
The pavilion for the exposition of the Czech Republic for the EXPO 2000 in Hannover.
The basic motto of the original design was the symbolic ´Tree of Knowledge´ whose roots grow in the past, the trunk penetrates through the present, and it branches in the zone of the future. The principal feature of the architectural design that came from the public architectural competition was rationality and temperance. The final building presented in Hannover was a timber resonance box levitating on slender columns above a glass pedestal housing a restaurant. Structurally, the pavilion consisted of laminated waste-timber trusses. It was a universal exhibition volume intended for temporary use – the pavilion was dismantled and remover after the exhibition closed.