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World EXPO Shanghai

Bjarke Ingels Group - BIG

Year 2009
Country China
Misc The Danish Pavilion


Denmark’s best-known national emblem, the four-foot-tall bronze statue of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid, was during World Expo 2010, transported from the rocky, quayside location it has occupied since 1913 to Shanghai. In Shanghai, the mermaid, perched on her rock in a pond of salt water direct from Copenhagen harbor.

The salty pool water was cleaned with InBlue filter technology like Ultraaqua drumfilters and UV. The pool hydraulics was hydraulically modelled and designed by InBlue.