Happy Sheep

  • Date: 2007-2010
  • Location: Shanghai
  • Status: realized
  • Client: Atelier Rijksbouwmeester
  • production: Gispen

The space underneath Happy Street (the Dutch pavilion on the World Expo in Shanghai) is designed by ZUS as a large carpet of blue streams and green fields populated with sheep. This stereotypical Dutch polder landscape fits perfectly with the pavilion by John Kormeling which is a looped collection of famous and typically Dutch architecture. In the shade of Happy Street the Plastic Polder is the ideal place to rest on a sheep or take a nap on the artificial grass.

The portable sheep have proven to be a big success; the portable sheep formed an constantly adapting seating-landscape, changing along with the wishes of the visitors. A number of sheep haven even been spotted in various other places on the Expo terrain.

  • Principals-in-charge: Elma van Boxel & Kristian Koreman
  • Design Team: Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, John Körmeling
  • Photography: WassinkLundgren
  • Partners: Gispen, World Expo 2010 Shanghai