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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Expo 2010 Pavilions

Expo 2010, held in Shanghai, is racing towards being ready for the opening ceremonies. Countries are invited to build pavilions to showcase their cultural character toward the central theme of the Expo: Better City, Better Life. Above is the UK pavilion, with its fiberoptic 'needles' that light the pavilion and site. Below is the China pavilion. Called the 'Crown of the East', it draws from ancient building types but modern materials and methods.

Take a look around the Expo 2010 site for more pavilion designs. Honestly, some of them are quite terrible, but some are worth a look.

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