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Pavilions of Corporations III

2010-04-23 13:32:51 GMT2010-04-23 21:32:51 (Beijing Time)

Pavilions of Corporations: Coca-Cola, Cisco, SAIC-GM

Coca-Cola Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Happy Plants

Pavilion Day: May 8

Location: Within Zone D of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Simple yet unique exterior walls of the two-storey pavilion are all installed with metal wind-proof blinds and decorated in red, color of Coca-Cola. Interior of the pavilion is divided into five sections: exhibition of symbolic Coca-Cola bottles, theatres, exhibition halls, VIP lounges and public exposure areas. With artful designs of these sections, healthy and enjoyable lifestyle and sense of environmental protection are delivered to visitors.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Symbolic bottles of Coca-ColaSymbolic bottles of Coca-Cola and various shows on its stage offer visitors unique sensory experience.

Highlight 2: Coca-Cola theatreA special video will be broadcasted in the huge Coca-Cola theatre to inform visitors of the positive lifestyle the company has always promoted.

Cisco Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Name: Cisco Pavilion

Theme: Smart+Connected Life

Pavilion Area: Around 1,533 Square Meters

Location: Within Zone D of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Today's technology is helping facilitate a renaissance of communities and the world. This compelling theme is about a transformation that is changing how we live, work, learn and play. Smart+Connected Life is both a promise and a commitment to build better lives through the creation of better urban environments in China and around the world.


The journey through a Smart+Connected Life begins with a warm welcome from the Cisco Pavilion Virtual Concierge delivered through the magic of virtual video conferencing technology Cisco TelePresence. Expansive sweeping curves envelope you, symbolically representing technology as the ultimate connector, effortlessly transforming lives, cities and the world. Here you discover just how connected the world is and yet, how challenged the world is as it faces rapid urbanization, environmental concerns and more. As you are transported to the year 2020, an immersive environment gives way to an experimental film chronicling a story of hope, of family relationships, and of connections made possible by innovative technology that holds great promise for humanity through a Smart+Connected Life. As your journey concludes, explore your favorite moments from the future made possible by a Smart+Connected Life.


During the course of the Expo, a series of activities will be held in the pavilion, including Chinese Family Reunion Online, Urban Future Technologies Conference, and International Schools Connected Online, etc.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: It is in the year 2020 and the family of Chan is preparing to celebrate the Golden Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Chan. But trouble is brewing. On the horizon, a storm threatens and the city is placed on a state of alert. However, nine-year-old Xiaolong, photographer and journalist Xiao Lu, and eight months’ pregnant Lulu are still going to make their journey through the storm to reach the celebration.

Highlight 2: As a highlight of the whole exhibition, the experimental film tells how innovative technology enhances communication, transportation and learning in people's Smart+Connected Life.

SAIC-GM Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Take a drive to 2030

Highlights: Science and Future Innovation

Pavilion Area: Around 6,000 Square Meters

Location: Within Zone E of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion in silver resembles a huge metal bowl along the Huangpu River in the Puxi section of the Expo site. Its external spiral design conveys a sense of modernity. The metallic design as well as the smooth and fluid lines of the pavilion's exterior is evocative of an automobile body. The pavilion exterior is cloaked in 4,000 recycled aluminum panels of slightly different sizes, tilt angles and surface cambers to give its outer shell a smooth and seamless appearance.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Future at HandOnce in the pavilion, visitors will be immersed in a visual and dynamic experience created by modern technologies. What will the auto and urban transportation system in 2030 look like? How will our lives be changed by autos? You shall not expect a familiar auto or road any more. Here, you will find a city with no traffic jam, accident, and air pollution.

Highlight 2: Four-dimensional Movie A four-dimensional movie - the chairs will move according to the film's plot - will be another highlight in the main section. The theater will be quite unique allowing 400 to 500 people to watch the 12-minute movie together.

Highlight 3: LetterHave you ever written a letter to yourself to be opened in 20 years or can you imagine the feeling you would get by receiving a letter from yourself written 20 years ago? At the SAIC-GM Pavilion, visitors can write a letter to themselves or their friends to be kept and sent to the address 20 years later. Visitors can write down their feelings after the visit as well as their hopes for the future to put into the "space-time mailbox."

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