As Foster + Partners’ UAE pavilion at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai starts on site, this design from Singapore-based firm Design Act just missed out in the competition for the Singapore pavilion

The design included 3,866 cubes of varying levels of transparency and eight “chambers of experience”. The scheme was beaten by Kay Ngee Tan Architects’ Urban Symphony. The winning scheme will be built out of aluminium and steel and includes a roof-top garden.