A green orchard will come into view as visitors enter the pavilion. About 50 orange trees have been planted, and technology will make the trees "whisper" in English and Chinese when visitors walk close to them.
The Hall of Light features a 15-meter screen that shows films highlighting the country´s innovations and technological achievements.
Highlights include a capsule containing a mini-camera that can be swallowed for internal medical checks. The camera can then be discharged naturally, giving no pain for the patient.
On the expo calendar, it says Thursday is Israel Pavilion Day. The "Seashell," as it has become known, is expecting loads of visitors, and has planned an exciting performance this evening to mark the occasion.
When you think of the word "innovation", Israel may not be the 1st country to come to mind. But in fact, the country´s track record for innovation proves otherwise.
The sea-shell-shaped Israel pavilion covering 2,000 square meters is to be completed for the Shanghai World Expo scheduled for opening on May 1 next year.
The Israel Pavilion is composed of two streamlined buildings hugging each other. The pavilion looks like two clasped hands, or a "seashell." One side of the "seashell" is made of authentic stone while the other is made from transparent glass.
Today is Israel pavilion day at the Shanghai World Expo. A chance for the country to highlight innovation along with putting a spotlight on ancient Jewish culture. Israel´s finance minister Yuvaf Steinitz and China´s deputy general representative to the Expo, Shu Zhan attended the ceremony. Read full story>>
Interview with Yaffa Ben-Ari, Deputy Commis. Gen Israel Pavilion, Shanghai World Expo