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China Pavilion

THEME: Chinese Wisdom in Urban Development

PAVILION: The main structure of the China Pavilion, “The Crown of the East,” has a distinctive roof, made of dugong or brackets, which dates back 2,000 years. The dugong style features wooden brackets fixed layer upon layer between the top of a column and a crossbeam. This unique structural component of interlocking wooden brackets is one of the most important elements in traditional Chinese architecture. Dugong was widely used in the Spring and Autumn period (770BC to 467BC). The contour design of the Pavilion is based on the concept of “Oriental Crown, Splendid China, Ample Barn and Rich People” to express the spirit and disposition of Chinese culture.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion will have a core exhibition area on the top floor, an experience area on the second and a functional area on the first. Chinese achievements in urban development from ancient to modern times will be the core theme of the exhibition. The wisdom that the ancient Chinese used to develop cities will be showcased with programs of different styles in Section One. A video, played in the multimedia exhibition, will tell stories about China’s vast migration from rural to urban areas over the past 30 years of reform and opening up, people’s enthusiasm for building a better city and expectations for the future. The famous picture of “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” will also make its appearance in the Pavilion to illustrate the charms of ancient Chinese cities. On the second floor excursion trains will give visitors an appreciation of the great wisdom and achievements in China’s urban development from ancient to modern times. Further exhibits will highlight how the Chinese people will tackle future challenges brought by urbanization in a sustainable way which takes low-carbon technologies as its core.


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