Russia presents Expo Pavilion
2009-07-30 09:29 BJT
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Russia will decorate its pavilion for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo like a fairy-tale panorama. On Tuesday, Russia unveiled its design with the theme "New Russia: City and Citizen." Most of the pavilions have now published their layouts and started construction.
The Russian expo pavilion will be built on a 6,000-square-meter plot. It is composed of three elements including twelve white towers, a cube floating in the air and internal facilities. In the daytime, the moveable cube is a sight in itself, changing to show a painting. At night, it has another surprise.
V.P. Strashko, Russian Deputy, said, "The layout demonstrates the diversity of Russia. It also shows Russian people's understanding of modern society."
The 3,000-square-meter Finnish Pavilion "Kirnu" resembles a huge white kettle floating on water. It showcases a mini Finnish society.
Pertti Huitu, Finland Deputy, said, "The inspiration for the layout comes from nature and Finland's islands. It's the best layout from a nationwide competition."
Over 100 pavilions will be built in Shanghai's five-square-kilometer World Expo Park. Most of the projects are scheduled for completion by the end of the year. The most being spent on any single pavilion construction is over 100 million US dollars.