gary h

China pavilion reopens!

7 posts in this topic

What exactly is the Pavilion now, just a China history museum of sorts? Also, why does it say that the Pavilion os only open until late may? What becomes of it then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like 5 pavillions will remain in addition to China. France, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Italy and Spain.

http://www.theage.co...0103-19dee.html

And I think some of the more pedestrian buildings that will remain:

  • In zone B the big building (with a central atrium) that hosted some themes: Urbanian/Pavilion of City being/Urban Planet and the Life+Sunshine pavilion will stay
  • In zone D World Exposition Museum
  • And I hope that in Zone E that the pavilion of urband futures will stay, as it was an old reclaimed building (I was told a factory, a powerplant according to wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Expo_2010_pavilions#Urban_Future_Pavilion)

    I'm puzzled about the World Exposition Museum as when I was there it was mentioned and Liverpool pavilion presented one of their objects for the exhibition. But then it was announced: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2010-11/06/c_13593733.htm after the fair closed. (And in the same location from Google maps)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

One of the videos I bought from Fred Stern is about the design and construction of the China pavilion. One thing they mentioned was a problem with too much of the same color looking dull, and people seeing complementary color after-images after looking at an all-red pavilion. The problem was purportedly solved by using multiple shades of red instead of a single shade. I think the extent of the problem and the effectiveness of the solution were both a bit exaggerated in the film, but it is a good example of the lengths designers will go to for a one-time special venue like an Expo (especially if you are the host country!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now