The World Expo Museum opened on May 1st, 2017, after designing and constructing for five years. The World Expo Museum is the first formal international museum in China so far, and currently, the only permanent official museum and document center authorized by the International Exhibition Bureau (BIE). In 2012, 12 top design companies including Zaha Hadid, Architecture Studio, Arata Isozaki, etc. participated in the competition of the world expo museum. ECADI won finally and made detailed design and construction coordination in the whole project.
The project is located in the area of the 2010 Shanghai World Expo. The main entrance is located in the east while the logistic service is west, which avoids mutual interference in space. The public service area is designed in the south and the office area south based on the situation of traffic around and sight priority.
The theme for the World Expo with 150 years of history is designed as “Eternal Moments”. The External Public Display Space, ”Historical Valley”, composed of stone and copper-aluminum composite panel curtain wall, embodies the "eternity" of time, while the transparent ascending glass in the center, “Jubilant Cloud” that is, Multifunctional Special Exhibition Hall, shows the moments of future. The curtain wall of the “Valley” is made of customized "copper and aluminum composite plate”. The Jubilant Cloud applies a rare high-altitude structural system; suspended steel structure enclosure.
A full digital technology generation, integrated layout, integrated design of mechanical and electrical equipment and pipelines, creates highly efficient and pure space. Taken BIM system as the platform in the whole project, the building has saved 20% more energy than similar construction unit area by integrating mature, economic, suitable, and reliable technologies.