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Urbanian Pavilion

2010-04-18 15:42:13 GMT2010-04-18 23:42:13 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Theme: Overall human development is a prerequisite for sustainable development of cities

Location: Within Zone B of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Urbanian Pavilion, focusing on the needs and development of people, tells the stories of people in cities. In its five sections, "Family," "Work," "Contact," "Learning" and "Health," visitors will see the videos of six real families from six cities of five continents. Together with the exhibits, settings and multimedia installations, the sight of 11 cities are racily showed. Visitors will have a vivid view of city dwellers' life and it is the pursuiting of a better life that draws people to urban areas.

Pavilion Display

In the Family section, the mirrors mounted from floor to ceiling create 3-dimension pictures, as if providing visitors a window through which they can observe the lives of the six families. A gigantic machine, metaphorized as "factory, stock exchange and clock" is installed in the Work section. Screens of varying sizes are mounted on it to demonstrate how people work in different cities. The Contact section uses a full-dome screen to create a 360-degree projection to show the social life of different family members. The Learning section creates a circumstance resembling the traditional classroom and library, and shows the learning experiences of family members and the educational and cultural facilities in cities. The Health section shows the videos and other data concerning the health of family members and creates an environment that is clean, fresh and healthy.

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