The Spanish Pavillion at Expo Zaragoza in 2008. It’s pretty striking. I love the interplay between the bamboo-like pillars and the extra-thin roof plane. Sitting in a pool of water, the pathways through the various enclosed areas — glass boxes screened by the multitude of columns — of the building become a boardwalk romp though a lovely interplay of light, reflection, and shadow. Inside, multi-story spaces heighten the drama, your eye drawn upward to the underside of the roof lined with richly textured dark cork.
Designed by Francisco Mangado.