Poster of chinese pavillion at EXPO in Shanghai
In the year of 2010
the Chinese city Shanghai is catching attention from all over the
Under the theme
Better City, Better Life Shanghai hosts the World Exhibition 2010.
The overall focus of many of the pavilions will be sustainable city
development. Shanghai is among the growing number of megacities in
the World and an important issue will be how a city can host
millions of citizens without being a threat to its surroundings,
causing climate changes a.o.
Model of the German EXPO pavilion in Shanghai
in Shanghai is expected to be the most spectacular and largest EXPO ever. An
average of 400.000 people are expected to visit the EXPO
everyday - a total of 70 million people from the 1st of May
- 31st of October 2010. Already before Christmas 2009 the
organizer had sold 12 million tickets for the EXPO.
The National pavilion for Sweden
all countries in the World participate at the EXPO. A total
countries have announced to participate with a national
Many of the national pavilions are large
construction with the big "Forbidden City Red" Chinese
pavilion of 47.000 m2
as the largest of all the national pavillions. It is placed
in on the Pudong side of the Expo area in Zone A with other
Asian national pavilons.
The inside of the EXPO pavilion from
Denmark with The
Little Mermaid from Copenhagen in the center of a pool.
from these also 50 international organizations participate
with separate pavilions and exhibitions.
The Nanpu Bridge crossing the Huangpu River that
seperates the two parts of EXPO in Pudong and Puxi.
focus of the EXPO is better city the organizers have
made a special area for different cities of the World chosen to show
Urban Best Practices at the UBPA - Urban Best Practices
Area. Among the chosen cities are Saint
Petersburg (Russia), London (UK), Malmö (Sweden), Suzhou
(China) and Odense (Denmark).
184 opening days 19 are Peak Days with especially many
visitors. The peak days are Chinese
holydays and the last days of the EXPO. These days demands
special Peak Day Tickets. The Peak Days are: 1st - 3rd
of May (Opening and Labour Day), 1st - 7th of October
(National Day Holyday and the last days of the Exhibition
25th - 31st of October.
the EXPO period almost every day is announced to be a
National Pavilion Day for one of the participating nations.
Other days are also Honor Days for international
organizations participating the EXPO. At these days special
arrangements will be made in connection to the specific
Exhibition is placed is placed on both sides of the Huangpu
River between the Nanpu Bridge and Lupu Bridge. The total
area of the exhibition is 5,28 km2
of which the largest part (3,93 km2)
is placed in the Pudong Area while and the rest in the Puxi
area (1,36 km2).
Wikipedia description of EXPO and short description at
Chinese pavillon under construction