Monday, July 26, 2010

Expo 2010: Singapore Pavilion

Theme: Urban Symphony

The Singapore Pavilion is located near the No. 7 entrance, on the southwest side of Zone B, adjacent to the Australia pavilion.


The 2-story building is in the shape of a music box, with water and gardens being the two main elements inside the pavilion.  Many of Singapore's flora has been flown in to be featured in the "Hanging Garden" in the rooftop.  Here, visitors will get a first-hand feel of Singapore being a "Garden City," with not only the gardens but also the many music fountains.

The theme "Urban Symphony" is inspired by the harmony between progress and sustainability, urbanization and greenery, tradition and modernity, and a cosmopolitan mix of residents of different races living peacefully together, all of which can be found in Singapore.

Visit this pavilion at night to view the dazzling light rays shining through the interlaced windows and facade slits that were designed to help reduce energy consumption, making this building more environmentally-friendly.

Pictures retrieved from the official World Expo 2010 website.

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