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Pavilions of European countries IV

2010-04-21 15:33:17 GMT2010-04-21 23:33:17 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of European countries: Croatia, Estonia, Czech, Denmark, Dutch, Romania, Spain

Croatia Pavilion

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Theme: Life is Between

National Pavilion Day: May 15

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion, with its exterior colored Croatian red, has a steal-structured facade dotted by white flags flying in the air. Videos and images are shown by the 10 slide projectors on the interior side walls, displaying daily life of Croatian people in cities, urban development, dif ferences between inland and coastal areas, and ancient and new cities.

Estonia Pavilion

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Theme: Save City

National Pavilion Day: October 18

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion boasts a colorful exterior which displays the unique ideas and great wisdom of Estonian people to protect their environment. Inside the pavilion, future, travel destinations, business opportunities and culture during the development of Estonian cities are showcased with "piggy banks," "digital notebooks" and interactive touch screens.

Czech Pavilion

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Theme: Fruits of Civilization

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Under the theme of "Fruits of Civilization," a display will interpret that the birth of city is fruits of civilization. With adoption of technical fruits to create better cities, visitors will discover different fruits of civilization moving from street to street. To explain the theme, the Czech Pavilion will produce a virtual city with spotlight on the use of new technologies.

Denmark Pavilion

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Theme: Welfairytales

National Pavilion Day: June 29

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion is a double spiral with pedestrian and cycling lanes that takes the visitors from the ground through two ramps, up to a level of 12 meters, and down again. The pavilion paints its steel structure white, to represent the sailing traditions of the country and to help keep the pavilion cool.

Dutch Pavilion

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Theme: Happy Street

National Pavilion Day: May 18

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Pavilion Features

The Dutch Pavilion, known as "Happy Street," is constructed in a figure eight – a lucky number that suggests fortune in Chinese culture. It is mainly composed of a 400-meter pedestrian street that curves in a figure of eight and 26 small houses along the street. Built completely on stilts, the street looks like a suspended roller coaster.

Romania Pavilion

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Theme: Greenopolis

National Pavilion Day: July 29

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Pavilion Features

The design concept of the Romania Pavilion evolves around the color and environmental implications of "green," inspired by the apple, the most popular fruit in Romania and representing a "green city," healthy life and the concept of sustainable development.

Spain Pavilion

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Theme: From the City of Our Parents to the City of Our Children

National Pavilion Day: August 30

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Spain Pavilion is designed to be a hand-weaved wicker basket structure supported by the steel framework inside. "The Basket," as some have dubbed the pavilion, is "dressed" in more than 8,000 wicker panels in brown, beige, and black. Wicker weaving is a tradition in both Spain and China and the pavilion is like a bridge connecting the two nations. The panels were handmade by craftsmen in Shandong Province, each one unique in design.

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