Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Expo 2010: Russia Pavilion

Theme: New Russia: City and Citizen

The Russia Pavilion is located in the center of Zone C near the No.8 entrance, adjacent to the Canada Pavilion.


The pavilion is comprised of 12 irregularly-shaped towers linked by a central building dubbed the "Civilization Cube."  The white/gold/red colors of the towers resemble historically Russian architecture while the perforated tops of the towers were created based on traditional Russian garments from the various ethnic groups in the country.  The central cube is made of a reflective material that changes along with the movement of the sky, towers, greenery and people during the day.  It symbolizes civilization's constant evolution.

The design was based on the importance of children and was influenced by the Russian writer Nikolay Nosov's novel "The Adventures of Dunno and His Friends."  Decorated as a fairy-tale world, visitors will see the world through children's eyes as they walk through three fantastic cities: The City of Flowers, the City of Sun, and the City of Moon.

The City of Flowers on the first floor is decorated with giant plants, so that visitors will feel small and like a child again.  The City of Sun on the second floor is a small artificial space where sunlight shines permanently and will mainly exhibit Russian youth's technological achievements. The City of Moon on the third floor focuses on space exploration to ignite visitors' boundless imagination about the future of the world.

Pictures retrieved from the official World Expo 2010 website.

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