Expected to welcome more than 50,000 visitors a day, it is hoped the £10 million pavilion building will be a 'stunning and memorable' showcase for the UK at the heart of the massive global exhibition.
After judging the initial submissions, six shortlisted, multi-disciplinary teams will be asked to draw up 'formal proposals'.
According to the OJEU notice advertised today, the winning team 'is likely to include architectural/design and curatorial expertise, and will [be expected to] work closely with the FCO and its public-private partners.'
The very first expo, the Great Exhibition, was held in the UK in 1851. Since then the exhibitions have become synonymous with world-class and often groundbreaking architecture.
The deadline for entrants is 30 March 2006.
For more information see www.ted.europa.eu (2007/S 36-044249) or www.malcolmreading.co.uk/shanghai/FCOShanghaiExpo2010PQQ.pdf