The Shanghai World Expo 2010 has a showcase of buildings designed by a variety of architects around the world, on display until October 31, 2010. You can think of it as an Olympics with architecture instead of athletes. Here is a sampling of the amazing pavilions.


United Kingdom, Thomas Heatherwick


Australia, Wood Marsh and Think!OTS


Austria, SPAN & ZEYTINOGLU


China, He Jingtang


Denmark, BIG, ARUP and 2+1


Germany and China, Markus Heinsdorff


Israel, Haim Z. Dotan


Japan, Yutaka Hikosaka


Republic of Korea, Mass Studies


Luxembourg, Francois Valentiny


Nepal, Nepal Implementing Experts Group (IEG)


Netherlands, John Kormeling


Poland, Wojciech Kakowski, Marcin Mostafa and Natalia Paszkowska


Saudi Arabia, Collaboration between Chinese and Saudi Arabian architects


Serbia, Natalija Miodragovic and Darko Kovacev


Spain, Benedetta Tagliabue


Sweden, SWECO


Switzerland, Buchner Bründler Architects and Element GmbH


Taiwan, Lee Chu-yuan


Turkey


United Arab Emirates, Foster + Partners

[via ArchDaily]

Photos by AFP and Chaz Hutton.