NUSSLI has now become a partner of Visit London for events infrastructure
Basingstoke/UK, March 31, 2010. Nussli (UK) Ltd and the Events for London team at Visit London announce their strategic partnership. In future NUSSLI will support Events for London, the partnership between the Major of London, the London Development Agency and Visit London. Events for London was developed to attract major sporting and cultural events to the British capital. Partnership is awarded to only seven organisations in categories covering business sectors involved in creating world class events. NUSSLI will support the team with consultation and planning services in the event infrastructure area.
Nussli (UK) Ltd is a branch office of the internationally operating NUSSLI Group, a leading provider of temporary structures for sporting and cultural events, trade fairs and exhibitions. “We are happy to have achieved the status of Strategic Partner for Events for London. This partnership is a splendid opportunity for us to strengthen our activities in the UK and we look forward to working together with the Events for London team,” says Anne Johnston, Head of Sales at Nussli (UK) Ltd.
The partnership of NUSSLI and Events for London (EFL) will create synergies for both organisations and enable the strengthening of the event business in London. A maximum of seven companies enter into a strategic partnership with EfL. As leading companies in their categories, the strategic partners have the opportunity to influence and take part in the design of the London event strategy for the Olympic Games in 2012 and beyond. NUSSLI holds partnership status in the Event Overlay and Event Infrastructure categories. The company will bring its skills, knowledge and world-wide experience in temporary buildings to support EfL in positioning the capital as a leading location for large-scale events.
Iain Edmondson, Head of Events for London, says: “We are delighted that NUSSLI is the fourth Events for London strategic partner. EfL’s vision is to make London the world’s most exciting city for sporting and cultural events and NUSSLI understands this vision and I’m sure will be instrumental in our future bidding and feasibility work. NUSSLI is an excellent compliment to our other strategic partners in international experience, innovation and area of technical expertise“.
EfL is involved in many of London’s most high-profile sporting and cultural events. In 2009 alone it has already worked with major cultural events such as Pride London and the London Restaurant Festival. In the world of sport it has supported the ITU Triathlon World Championship Series, RedBull X-Fighters, the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the NFL, the NBA, the Barclays ATP World Tour Final and London’s bid to become a candidate host city in England’s 2018 World Cup bid.
Over the next year, EfL to carry out all the necessary actions to enable the Mayor and the Olympic Park Legacy Company to make key decisions necessary to secure major events for the Olympic Park and its venues, demonstrating a balanced portfolio of social and economic benefits. The strategic partners will play a key role in this process, providing different qualities and expertise.
NUSSLI hands over pavilion constructions for the EXPO 2010 Shanghai
Shanghai, April 29, 2010. NUSSLI completes all building projects on the EXPO grounds on schedule in the week before the opening of the World Expo in Shanghai. The globally operating exhibition constructor is represented in Shanghai since October 2008 and was responsible for the construction of three pavilions and two exhibitions. On May 1, 2010, the EXPO 2010 Shanghai will open its doors to the world under the theme "Better City, Better Life".
The EXPO 2010 in Shanghai will outshine all of the previously initiated World Expos: China expects no fewer than 70 million visitors, who will be able to directly experience over 240 exhibitors on a total area of 5 million square meters from May 1 - October 31. As a nation with a population that exceeds 1 billion, China knows from experience the problems posed by urban cohabitation better than any other country. With exactly this fundamental future issue against the backdrop of growing mega cities in mind, the World Expo approaches the theme under the title "Better City, Better Life". More exhibitors than ever before present their vision of better urban living in elaborately designed pavilions. With Germany, Switzerland, the Principality of Liechtenstein and the cities of Bilbao and Venice, a total of five participants are counting on NUSSLI, their partner in pavilion construction, to transform their spectacular ideas into exceptional reality. The experience from previous World Expos qualifies NUSSLI for the architecturally and functionally sophisticated and unique projects.
With its pavilion, Germany wants to personify the existing diversity and contrast of German cities. Then that is what gives them their exceptional quality of life and vitality. Together with the architects from Schmidhuber + Kaindl and the exhibition designers from Milla & Partner, NUSSLI was entrusted with the realization of the German presentation in Shanghai by the Koelnmesse International trade fair organizer on commission by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. NUSSLI was responsible for the construction of the pavilion and the exhibition. Under the title "balancity" Germany stresses how important balance will be in the city of the future – for instance between tradition and innovation, between conservation and renewal, between work and leisure, or between society and the individual.
The Swiss pavilion stands to its national roots and consequently successfully discusses the subject of the interaction between city and country. Switzerland unites state-of-the-art innovation with traditional rural living environments and values like hardly any other country. In January 2009 NUSSLI was contracted by Präsenz Schweiz with the construction of the pavilion and the exhibition, as well as the work planning in China. The exterior shell of the pavilion plays with these contradictions. A 17-meter-high hanging facade comprising 11,000 interactive cells envelops the building. The interior presents the Swiss self-image and the future visions of the Alpine nation – the visitors are transported to the greened roof of the pavilion in proper style: with a chair lift.
A smaller, but in no way less sophisticated project, was realized by NUSSLI with the pavilion and exhibition construction for the self-assured small state of Liechtenstein. The special feature: in addition to the two-story pavilion at the Expo, a copy will be located at home in Vaduz, where the people of Liechtenstein can get a glimpse of the EXPO in the form of a video. The theme "Dialogue and Respect" is the focus of the pavilion, which illustrates Liechtenstein's role in the world in a multifaceted portrayal. NUSSLI is also involved as the implementing company for the pavilion construction in Vaduz. Superior despite their small size, were the presentations of the Spanish city of Bilbao and the Italian city of Venice. As installations implemented in existing exhibition halls, the focus of the presentations includes art objects and multimedia projections, which express the lifestyles of the municipalities. The cities commissioned NUSSLI with the permit management, work planning, and detailed planning for their exhibitions.
With the realization of the three pavilions and the two exhibitions, NUSSLI was represented on both sides of the Huangpu River. All five projects – which were the ultimate in diversity and excitement – demanded the full creative power of NUSSLI in areas like planning, production, logistics, and assembly. The company sent around 50 in-house staff members to Shanghai to execute the projects and engaged an additional 600 local workers.