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Pavilions of European countries III

2010-04-21 15:51:38 GMT2010-04-21 23:51:38 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of European countries: United Kingdom, Russia, Sweden, Lithuania, Norway, Serbia, Swiss

United Kingdom Pavilion

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Theme: Building on the Past, Shaping Our Future

Highlights: Seed Cathedral, Wrapping Paper

National Pavilion Day: September 8

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The first World Expo came about in the United Kingdom and was then known as the Great Exhibition, held in the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park. This majestic metal-and-glass edifice was not only home to the extravaganza display of products from all over the world, but was also the iconic symbol of the world fair, being considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world until a fire destroyed it half a century ago. Now, the United Kingdom has brought to Expo visitors a new version of the Crystal Palace – a dazzling cube formed by more than 60,000 slim and transparent acrylic rods containing seeds of different plants that were collected in a bio-diversity project.

Russia Pavilion

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Theme: New Russia: City and Citizen

National Pavilion Day: September 28

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Pavilion Features

Nikolay Nosov, a famous Soviet writer of children's literature, once said that the best city in the world should be the favorite one among children. His flower city, a place in the "Adventures of DUNNO and His Friends," has attracted a great number of people. Following the conception of Nosov, the Russia Pavilion has been designed as an ideal city resembling cites in the fairyland, which will give people the impression of a children's paradise. It features 12 irregularly shaped towers in white, red and gold. A 15-meter-tall central building dubbed the "Civilization Cube" links the towers.

Sweden Pavilion

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Theme: Spirit of Innovation

Highlights: Energy-saving Wood

National Pavilion Day: May 23

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Pavilion Features

As the key words "Sustainability, Innovation and Communication" cornerstones, the Sweden Pavilion showcases how the nation's spirit of innovation solves problems, improves the urban environment and living standards, and demonstrates the importance of communication under the new technology situation.

Lithuania Pavilion

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Theme: Blossoming Cities

National Pavilion Day: July 15

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The facade of the pavilion features several blue light rings of water to illustrate the country's attachment to its coastal environment. The 2,000-square-meter pavilion invites visitors to explore the evolution of cars, city transformation and KERS system from Monaco Grand Prix's beginning in 1929 in a special area dedicated to Formula One. The Monaco leg is the only city in the world to have a circuit inside it. A walk along typical old streets of Monaco will allow visitors to discover the city and its flora and fauna.

Norway Pavilion

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Theme:Norway, Powered by Nature

Highlights:Wood Structure, 15 Model Trees

National Pavilion Day:May 28

Location:Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Basic Facts

A forest from Norway is providing a cool experience for visitors to the 2010 World Expo. Norway's pavilion, with the theme "Norway, powered by nature," was constructed around 15 model trees made from Norway's pine trees and Chinese bamboo. Wood is widely used as a construction material in Norway while bamboo is the traditional construction material in China. The pavilion aims to present an impression that Norway is a livable place, Norwegians' harmonious relationship with nature, their reverence for nature and how nature has provoked Norway's inspiration. Norway hopes to dedicate each tree to different cities in China.

Serbia Pavilion

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Theme: City Code

National Pavilion Day: June 27

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The design of the pavilion is based on traditional Serbian architecture but looks more modern and spacious. LED lights on the outer walls sparkle at night. Inside the pavilion there are halls, exhibition areas and lounges. The pavilion adopts the element of "time" to connect not only many interesting exhibited items but also the past, present and future of Serbia. Thanks to this "time" element, visitors' imaginations about the future and visions of better use of time are fully aroused.

Swiss Pavilion

Pavilion Profile

Theme: Rural and Urban Interaction

Highlights: Curtain of Woven Aluminium Elements

National Pavilion Day: August 12

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo site

Basic Facts

A combination of technological insight and beautiful dream - Swiss Pavilion best shows the characteristics of modern Switzerland, including the pursuit of excellence, innovation and high-quality life, as well as concepts of future facing, forward looking and sustainable development.

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