China's Joint Provincial Pavilion I: Hainan, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai
Theme: Hainan: Where You Experience a Better Life
Pavilion Week: August 7-11
Focusing on "vacation paradise, habitable island, open special zone," the pavilion looks magic and romantic by combining advanced digital projection technologies with wonderful silk screen designs, and makes people feel Hainan's sunshine, leisure, livability, security and other charms.
Theme: Water: Lifeline of Sichuan
Pavilion Week: August 17-21
The two-layer structure is based on the special landscape of Sichuan. The circular wall of internal layer with 3D ecological images is encircled by the modern hyperboloid-shaped external one, embodying the harmonious coexistence of cities and nature. The history and culture of Jinsha Sunbirds lead visitors into a secluded, beautiful and harmonious world. The three sections display Sichuan's urban history and civilization, the wisdom of "following the law of nature" and wonderful future.
Theme: Intoxicating Beauty of a Summer Paradise
Pavilion Week: August 22-26
The pavilion's grand and magnificent appearance is a combination of unique visual elements of Guizhou, such as wind and rain bridge and drum tower. The architectural shape boldly exaggerates the form of ethnic minorities' silver head decorations, displaying special folk characteristics. The pavilion shows the intoxicating beauty of local ecological environment and folk customs and the blueprint of a network city featuring harmony between man and nature.
Theme: Diverse Beauty of Yunnan: Rural-Urban Harmony
Pavilion Week: August 27-31
On an open, spacious and distinctive square, Yunnan Pavilion revivifies national architectures such as Golden Horse Archway, the Bai people's residence and the Dai bamboo house, and integrates local elements like Ox-tiger Bronze Table and purple pottery from Jianshui. It presents the local "six-tier" urban system and achievements of new rural construction, and exhibits the beautiful scenery, colorful folk culture and harmonious urban-rural development on different themes via multimedia.
Theme: A Cultural Trip to Chang'an
Pavilion Week: September 6-10
The pavilion takes the form of Tang-style palaces, and presents the living scenes of the royal family in the past and ordinary people at present, by mainly depicting the Huaqing Hot Spring, Huaqing Palace and the story in Song of Everlasting Sorrow. Exhibitions on four themes are held to display the splendid culture, modern urban life and natural beauty of the province, with interaction between robots and visitors, as well as wonderful folk show and Tang-style performances.
Theme: Silk Road, Song of Cities
Pavilion Week: September 11-15
Gansu Pavilion, employing LED light kit and revivified models in its exterior, demonstrates the glorious culture of Gansu Province through artistic elements of worldrenowned Dunhuang Grottoes. The inside displays the vicissitudes and revival of cities along the Silk Road on three themes, and highlights Dunhuang's history and culture, urban civilization represented by the urban construction achievements since the founding of the PRC and sustainable development concept embodied by circular economy.
Theme: Source of Three Great Rivers: Watering the Nation
Pavilion Week: September 16-20
Qinghai Pavilion demonstrates how the Yantze River, the Yellow River and the Lancang River originating from Qinghai have nurtured riverfront cities and civilization, and reveals the supportive and restrictive role of the ecological conditions at the source of the three great rivers in urban development. Over ten exhibition items embrace inspiration to the public ecological concept, reflect the subsistance-development relation, and rest people's hope for ecological civilization.