Bill Dunster's ZEDfactory practice wins competition to build sustainable section of street

The ZEDfactory architectural practice based in London has designed the ZEDpavilion for the Shanghai Expo 2010.

The practice won an international competition to build a legacy section of street within the Urban Best Practice Area of the Expo.

The ZEDpavilion showcases a holistic approach to urban sustainability. It features super-insulation with high levels of thermal mass, an airtight construction and passive solar orientation.

A large photovoltaic solar panel array provides the building with green electricity and a ventilation system, complete with rotating wind cowls, provides fresh air with coolth recovery.