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China Flower expo

Serge Ferrari drapes the main entrance structure of the China Flower Expo

Flexlight range
Advanced 1302 S2
Translucent roofs
Project Participants
Planning & Design: ECADI of Arcplus
Production and installation: Nagoya Construction​
Photos: LIN Song​
The 10th China Flower Expo was held from May 21 to July 2, 2021 on Chongming Island, Shanghai. During the 42-days exhibition, 3 million visitors were expected.

During the 42 days of the exhibition, 3 million visitors were expected. The theme of this year's edition is "Blossom - Chinese Dream". The exhibition site, located in Dongping National Forest Park, has a total area of 10 square kilometers. It is the largest flower show in China's history and the first to be held on the island, in the forest and in the countryside.

L’exposition a été conçue et aménagée par le groupe Huajian. Sa disposition générale, en forme de grande pivoine, est composée de six pavillons et de six jardins, et dispose d'un axe principal qui relie les jardins nord et sud.

The six pavilions are: Renaissance, Century, Bamboo and Rattan, Hundred Flowers, Floral Art and Flower Hall. 
The six gardens are Magnolia, Plum Blossom, Chrysanthemum, Orchid, Lotus and Bamboo.

At the main entrance of the park, there is a steel structure covered with a Serge Ferrari membrane. It represents two white magnolias in full bloom. The structure is 19.21 meters high and 100 meters wide, dimensions chosen to celebrate the 100 years anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party which was established in 1921 in Shanghai.

The lightweight structure, made of a flexible composite material, allowed a considerable saving in the amount of steel required during its manufacture, while respecting the architectural requirements.

5,000 m2 of Serge Ferrari canvas cover the structure.

Our Flexlight 1302 S2 product was chosen for its durability, its excellent dimensional stability, its translucent properties that allow light to pass through evenly and for its and its surface treatment allowing an easy cleaning and maintenance. ​

The fabric also allowed a beautiful 3D flower sea projection during the evenings. ​

The designers also exploited the structure's funnel-shaped characteristics to collect and reuse rainwater so that it could be used for automatic irrigation and site cleaning.​