John Körmeling and Rijk Blok based the design of their pavilion for the Expo 2010 in Shanghai on the theme ‘a better city starts with a better street’. Körmeling’s Happy Street design is a spiral-shaped street along which 28 well-known Dutch buildings are suspended. This, for example, includes an abstract canalside house, as well as the Rietveld Schröderhuis and the Thonikhuis designed by the MVRDV architecture and design practice. The shape is not a complete spiral; it rather is a rising figure eight.