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Pavilions of International Organizations II

2010-04-23 10:40:04 GMT2010-04-23 18:40:04 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of International Organizations: The World Trade Center Association, MeteoWorld, World Water Council

The World Trade Center Association (WTCA) Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Promote Peace and Stability through Trade

Pavilion Day: June 9

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The exterior of the pavilion adopts the colors gradually changing from sky blue to turquoise, which reminds visitors of nature.

Pavilion Display

The first section of the pavilion is "World Trade" with five 50-inch screens representing natural resources and cultures of different cities and regions in the world. The second section is named "Trade Development Venues" revealing development of world trade centers worldwide. The third section is "Understanding World Trade," where visitors can discover plans, programs and dreams for trade development in different regions and cities with the help of interactive computer programs.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Trade products and handcraftsTrade products and handcrafts from all over the world enable visits a better understanding of world trade and urban culture.

Highlight 2: Lectures broadcast onlineFamous scholars and experts are invited to lecture in the pavilion, which will be broadcasted live on the official website of WTCA to enable involvement of as many people as possible. This is in accordance with WTCA's idea of no boundaries in trade.

Highlight 3: Exchange activities and forumsExchange activities and forums with themes of environmental conservation, information and technology, lifestyle and fashion will be held.

MeteoWorld Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: For Safety and Interest

Highlights: "Cloud Droplets"

Pavilion Day: May 9

Pavilion Area: Roughly 2,000 Square Meters

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The MeteoWorld Pavilion, funded by the United Nations' World Meteorological Organization, is built with a white and transparent membrane structure to give visitors the feeling of walking in the clouds. Small mist sprayers have been evenly distributed covering the membrane structure. With the open of all sprayers, the entire pavilion will appear to be a white floating cloud rendered amid the mysterious mist. When the altitude angle of sunshine is less than 42-degree, visitors within the Expo site may enjoy a "mirage" – "Rainbow in the Mist." According to the design, the pavilion will "float" in the centre of a shallow pond, with access in three directions.

Pavilion Display

Exhibitions within the pavilion focus on the "Walk in the Clouds." Visitors will take a "space shuttle" into sky, and travel around the "Climate Change Gallery," enjoy the "Wonders on the Top of the Clouds," observe the "Global Climatologic Change," experience the frontier technologies of the "Expo Meteorological Station," and have a vision of the high quality weather services at the "Future House."

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Green Efforts

Energy efficiency is highlighted in the design of the pavilion. All steel structure and membrane structure materials can be recycled, for a good way to build a temporary construction while offering a splendid appearance as required for exhibitions. The application of external membrane structure and spraying mist, working as a "respiration skin," will help cool down the pavilion, to realize the energy efficiency and green ideas.

Highlight 2: Natural Phenomenon Simulation

3D images & animations, plus a real experience of "Wind, Rain, Thunder and Lightning" will be provided on the second floor of the pavilion to offer visitors a lot of funs.

Highlight 3: Hi-tech Weather Station

A hi-tech weather station has been built inside the pavilion. It showcases the most frontier technologies, which are also applied to WMO's demonstration project "Multi-Hazard Early Warning System." Here visitors can experience the great changes caused by early warning ideas in disaster prevention in future cities. In the meantime, it works during the Expo, to provide timely and accurate weather forecast and services.

Highlight 4: Climate Change Gallery

The exhibition named "Global Climatologic Change and Responsibilities of Cities" simulates possible disasters that could occur due to a changing climate, which will have a strong and significant impact upon visitors. It aims to propose a healthy and clean city life style, arouse visitors' awareness of energy saving and abatement practices in their daily life, and call for a joint effort to confront the challenges resulted from the global climatologic change.

Pavilion of World Water Council

Pavilion Profile

Theme: Water for Life and Development

Pavilion Day: June 26

Pavilion Features

Better Water, Better Cities. The pavilion focuses on the role of water in creating better cities for a better life and showcases successful and innovative ways of water management for cities and citizens. It promotes the theme of Water for Life and Development and trace the life of a river from source to sea.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Children are invited to learn about water through hands-on activities in the Kid's Corner which provides information on water challenges and solutions.

Highlight 2: Highlighting a variety of subjects, the exhibition focuses on challenges that various regions are facing with, such as natural disasters, the Millennium Development Goals, financing for water and climate change.

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