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Shanghai Pavilion


Shanghai Pavilion

THEME: New Horizons Forever

PAVILION: Taking the form of Shikumen (a structure heavily influenced by European architecture but retaining the simplicity of traditional Chinese architecture) features simple design but profound implications, plain appearance but modern taste, perfectly matching the city’s characteristics of a combination of decency and diversity, blending of history and modernism and in the end, a meeting of East and West. The external walls are covered with photographs taken by Shanghai residents and visitors to this beautiful and vibrant city, forming their own vision as a whole.

EXHIBIT: Visitors will take a virtual tour of the city over the past 100 years or so in an eight-minute film clip “Shanghai Forever.” Sixty viewers at each showing will sit on a movable platform in a circular screen theater that will give audiences a feeling of riding a rickshaw, a trolley car and other forms of transport from the last century, as well as modern busses, Metro lines and even a helicopter. The film will take audiences back to the Bund of the 1930s, the popular streets at the beginning of reform and opening up in the 1980s and the current Lujiazui financial center as well as a city surrounded by forest in the future. In the pre-show area, visitors waiting to enter the theater can view the film “Shanghai Concerto” with music provided by concert pianist Lang Lang, one of China’s most renowned classical musicians and an official ambassador of Expo 2010.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

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