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Portugal Pavilion

Sunday, February 21st, 2010

Portugal Pavilion in Shanghai World ExpoPortugal Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo

Portugal Pavilion

Theme: Portugal, a plaza to the world and Portugal, a whole world of energy

This theme comes from the fact: Portugal is a port on the Atlantic Ocean. And this geostrategic position establishes the country’s uniqueness and its ability to assert a national identity.

the Praça do Comércio

the Praça do Comércio

Apart from that, the theme highlight the importance of the public space “ the plaza.” Lisbon is a symbol of Portuguese urbanity in all its fullness, and the Praça do Comércio was chosed to be presented abroad as an urban space because of its importance and national position.

Praça do Comércio was chosen because it presents itself as an urban space of critical size and is a national landmark. It is based on Development and Innovation of Renewable Energies in Portugal, achieved through support of:

  • technological development
  • making known the national energy policies
  • making known Portugal’s scientific and technological potential to the world

The “ land of the great western ocean” as Portugal was called by the Chinese people in the first contacts in the sixteenth century.

Portugal Pavilion convers an area of 2,000 square meters and now it’s starting decoration which is expected to finish by April 15, two weeks before Shanghai World Expo opens on May 1st,2010.

Portugal Pavilion has an external wall built by cork, a Portuguese-sourced, recyclable and environmentally friendly material. Portuguese choosing this material is to promote its images during 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Portugal Pavilion will not only show the sustainable development concept in modern city but also will highlight its important role played in the country’s economic and environmental policies.

In order to substantiate the program of exhibition content and lines of action, as well as the planned functional requirements, the Pavilion will have the following main functional areas:

  • Protocol Area – an area for representing Portugal officially before national and foreign bodies, where special events will take place within the framework of international interchange;
  • Exhibition Area – a project with contents developed from an exhibition outline that harmonises with the theme of Expo 2010 Shanghai;
  • Business Centre – a specific area for fostering economic interchange between Portugal, the People’s Republic of China and other countries;
  • Commercial Area – an area of commercial activity, where there is the option of a concession within the scope of the rules laid down by the Exhibition’s organizers;
  • Administrative Area – an area for support of activities related to the daily operation of the Pavilion and the Portuguese delegation in general;
  • Technical Area – an area for technical facilities, warehouse space and support services.

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Renditions of four African Pavilions

Saturday, February 20th, 2010
Today I found four artistic renditions of African Pavilions in Joint-Africa Pavilion. Now share with you. Hope you come to Shanghai to see the real ones because they are so beautiful.
Madagascar Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo

Madagascar Pavilion

Kenya Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo

Kenya Pavilion

Mauritius Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo

Mauritius Pavilion

Africa Union Pavilion in Shanghai World Expo

Africa Union Pavilion

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New Zealand Pavilion

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
New Zealand Pavilion New Zealand Pavilion

Theme: Cities of Nature: Living between Land and Sky

Design Team: Coffey Project Company

Profile: Flying wings

Location: Zone B of the Expo Site

Area: 2,000 square meters

New Zealanders are convinced that they get the quality and modern urban life only on the protection of natural beauty and environment. At the same time, natural beauty also endows New Zealanders with enthusiasm and hospitality. Designers want to display the New Zealand’s natural scenery and cultural characteristics to the world through the platform of 2010 shanghai world expo.

During 2010 shanghai world expo, New Zealand Pavilion will arrange lively young men, who are able to speak fluent Chinese, to receive visitors. And New Zealand indigenous Maori dance “Kapa Haka” will be performed in the pavilion every day.

New Zealand Pavilion New Zealand Pavilion

The design

The winning tender for the design and build of the New Zealand Pavilion was submitted by a consortium comprised of international project management company Coffey Projects, architects Warren and Mahoney, visitor experience specialists Story Inc, quantity surveyors Rider Levett Bucknall leading garden designer Kim Jarrett, and technical integration company Toulouse Ltd, with engineers Beca joining the team.

The distinctive wedge-shaped pavilion will have a projected capacity of 40,000 visitors per day. It will cover approximately 75 percent of a 2000- square-metre corner site, close to both the China Pavilion and the China Theme Pavilion, and beside the main elevated walkway.

The Pavilion will comprise four visitor experience areas, described below.

Welcome space

The front entrance to the pavilion is a welcoming veranda, a lofty canopy supported by a forest of pillars interspersed with shorter pou (pillars), many of them interactive, providing shelter for visitors watching cultural performances and queuing for entry to the interior.

Cities of Nature experience

Inside the wedge, visitors will walk along a winding ramp that gradually rises up, taking them through a “day in the life” of a New Zealand family in a composite New Zealand city in a natural setting: from the mountains to the sea, past farmlands and bush and back towards the mountains, through a beachhouse, a school classroom and an office building.

The journey will ask the question “what is a ‘better life’?” and give some possible answers in a series of sequences that look at different aspects of our “cities of nature”. Each sequence will consist of audio-visual projections, graphics, lighting and set elements.

Garden and wild places walk

Visitors will exit the Cities of Nature experience near the top of the wedge, and will then walk back down towards the veranda area through a garden planted with New Zealand trees and flowers, and making use of sculptural elements, audio and lighting.

VIP experience

An elegant mezzanine hospitality area located on the east side of the pavilion will be capable of hosting up to 40 guests for formal dining, or 80 for cocktail functions. It will also include a separate meeting / dining room for up to 12 people.

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