by Daniele Mattioli / Anzenberger
The Finnish pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010 is called "Kirnu" ("Giant"s Kettle"). Designed by a team from Helsinki-based architect"s office JKMM, Kirnu won first prize among 104 entries in the design competition, which was announced in May 2008. The results were made public in October 2008 in Helsinki. The planning started immediately, and construction began in April 2009, with the pavilion due to be completed in April 2010. The head designer of the pavilion is architect Teemu Kurkela. Below is a description of the Kirnu concept as seen by the architect.