The Giant's Kettle at World Expo, Shanghai, China

​UPM ProFi at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai

​The Finnish pavilion at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai received a modern shingle cladding made from UPM ProFi. Finland took part in the Expo with the Giant’s Kettle pavilion.

The innovative pavilion, which was built on a 3,000 square metre lot, stresses the importance of minimal environmental load in its material selection.

The surface area of the Giant’s Kettle’s exterior cladding is 3,700 square metres, for which UPM produced about 25,000 injection-moulded shingles. The size of each shingle is 350 x 600 mm.

​Kirnu Pavilion

The materials chosen for the innovative pavilion cause a minimal environmental burden.

Kirnu has been designed by the Helsinki-based architecture agency JKMM Architects, which won the architectural competition for the design of the pavilion in 2008.

The World Expo 2010 will be held in Shanghai between 1 May and 31 October 2010.

Tens of millions of people are expected to visit the over 300-hectare expo site during the six months it will be open.

About 20,000–30,000 people are expected to visit the Finnish pavilion every day.

​Related photos (hires)

The Finnish pavilion 'Giant's Kettle' at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China (jpg)
Picture copyright Finpro, taken by Lucas Schifres.

The facade of Giant's Kettle at the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China (jpg)
Picture copyright Finpro, taken by Lucas Schifres

​The Giant's Kettle Photo Gallery