Dec 2006: First model

Dec 2006: First model

Dec 2006: First model

April 2007: Construction model

Feb 2008: Computer rendering

Feb 2008: Computer rendering

Feb 2008: Computer rendering

March 2009: Roof level plan

April 2009: Kenneth Shen (HS), Rijk (HS), John (HS), Liang HouFang (Baoye), Wierd (EVD), Tim (Intern)

April 2009: The first pile is celebrated with fireworks

May 2009: Foundation progress

May 2009: Erection of first columns

May 2009: Checking the colours (yellow, silver, white)

May 2009: Baoye factory

May 2009: Beam box in the Baoye factory

May 2009: Inside of a beam box

May 2009: John checking the site

May 2009: Positioning of the slope between pillars of the crown building

May 2009: Happy Security car

May 2009: Crown building

May 2009: Highest point is reached!

June 2009: Below the crown building

June 2009: Beam box frame of the main slope

June 2009: Construction of Zaans building

June 2009: John checking if street is level

June 2009: Width of the street and construction of a building

June 2009: John Körmeling and Rijk Blok

June 2009: Position of the buildings

June 2009: Looking inside the 8

June 2009: Construction details

July 2009: Steady progress

July 2009: Zaans building backside

July 2009: Walking up the slope, northside

July 2009: Crown building

July 2009: Along the crown, looking east

July 2009: Looking south

August 2009: In the scaffold

August 2009: Overview

September 2009: Overview

September 2009: Happy from the street

October 2009: On the roof of the crown building

October 2009: View from the inside

October 2009: Farm house

October 2009: General view

October 2009: Scaffolding structure

November 2009: Happy Street billboard ready for display

December 2009

December 2009

December 2009

December 2009

January 2010: Big yellow crown building

February 2010

February 2010: Cutterhead restaurant

February 2010

February 2010: Inside the happy street

March 2010: Looking at the crown

March 2010: Paint it red

March 2010: Fresh water pumps

March 2010

March 2010: Mounting the billboard

April 2010: PDF about Happy Street sustainability

April 2010

April 2010: The grass men

May 2010

May 2010

May 2010

May 2010

HAPPY STREET, The Dutch pavilion for the
World Expo 2010, Shanghai

Principal:Ministry of Economic Affairs
Architect:John Körmeling
Structural designer:Rijk Blok
Landscape architect:ZUS
In cooperation with: ABT
Tongji University