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Pavilions of European countries I

2010-04-22 12:27:35 GMT2010-04-22 20:27:35 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of European countries: Belgium-EU, Belarus, Latvia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Belgium-EU Pavilion

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Theme: Movement and Interaction

Highlights: "Brain Cell" Structure

National Pavilion Day: June 13

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The warm and calm exterior appearance of the Belgium-EU Pavilion contrasts with its novel and attractive interior decoration. The large-span structure offers a community space, presenting simultaneously a harmonious relationship between introversion and openness. It also includes the European Union Exhibition Hall with an area of 1,000 square meters.

Belarus Pavilion

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Theme: Culture Diversity in the City; Economic Well-Being in the City; Scientific and Technical Innovations in the City; Improvement of Living Condition; Urbanization

National Pavilion Day: October 11

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Belarus Pavilion will use multimedia means among others to display the country's achievements in urban development. It also showcases Belarussian cities' efforts in creating livable space, incorporating different cultures, boosting economic growth and social welfare, developing scientific innovation and improving residents' lives.

Latvia Pavilion

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Theme: Patterns Of Forests, Oceans,Lands, Sky And Wind

National Pavilion Day: October 21

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The exterior of the pavilion is decorated with patterns of forests, oceans, lands, sky and wind. These patterns are made with more than 100,000 colorful transparent plastic plates which swing and glow under the wind. At the entrance of the pavilion is a spiral stair meaning that life of humans will also achieve a higher level, just as the stair rises. Visitors can get a better understanding of Latvia through movies and audio-visual exhibitions provided in the pavilion.

Austria Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Austria – Feel the Harmony

Highlights: Red & White Porcelain

National Pavilion Day: May 21

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Austria Pavilion showcases itself by means of dynamic-abstract architecture with a porcelain outer skin in red and white colors. Porcelain is also found in the pavilion's interior design. The porcelain surface elegantly alludes to the century-long tradition of "Chinaware" once exported from China to Europe. In a symbolic way, Austria transports this architectural object back to China with its pavilion, giving expression to the friendship between Austria and China. The color combination of red and white not only displays the colors of the Austrian flag, but also integrates the traditional Chinese color "red" for luck and happiness.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Whole Country – One City

National Pavilion Day: May 9

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The inner space of the pavilion is arranged in a figure "8" and multi-faceted pattern and divided into Handicraft Area, LCD and Interaction Area, Cinema and Dining Area. The country's cultural and natural diversity is presented in many aspects, displaying the balanced development of cities and villages as well as the harmonious co-existence of people with different backgrounds, which interprets the theme "Whole Country – One City."

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