The inside of the EXPO pavilion from Denmark with The
Many countries have
been working hard to catch attention at their pavilions at the
spectacular EXPO World Exhibition in Shanghai 2010. In this
competition Denmark has pushed in the most famous tourist attraction
The Little Mermaid - which is send to Shanghai and will not be
possible to see in Copenhagen for half a year while the EXPO is
The Little Mermaid will feel home even in Shanghai since
she will be placed in a middle of a pool with a million
liters of seawater brought to Shanghai by ship from the
Harbour of Copenhagen. The idea is to illustrate that the
water in the harbour is clean enough for swimming. However
the EXPO-guests will only be allowed to cool down their feet
in the 4-5 meter deep water - but not swim. A smaller
shallow pool will be set up for children to play.
Illustration of the Danish pavilion by night
of the Danish EXPO pavilion is Welfairytales
focusing on the idea of a welfare state - but also a
sustainable city life with clean technologies, bicycles and
clean water in the sea.
design of the pavilion is a big loop with a wide path for
the visitors to enter the top of 12 meter high building.
Bicycles will be offered for visitors who will use to enter
the roof of the building where it will be possible to bring
tradition Danish smørrebrød - bread and butter - the
most famous of traditional Danish food.
Danish Pavilion has an area of 3000 m2
and is placed on the Pudong side of the EXPO close to other
Scandinavian pavilions in Zone C where the European
pavilions are placed.
Crown Prince Frederik
Danish Crown Prince and coming King Frederik is protector of
the Danish EXPO pavilion and is expected to visit the
pavilion. The organizer is of the pavilion is the
Danish EXPO Secretariat.
National Pavilion Day of Denmark is 29. of June 2010.
Danish pavilion is designed by Bjarne Ingels, founder of the
architect group BIG in cooperation with the 2+1 bureau and
Arup engineers. The budget of the building was 150 million
kroner (aprox 20 million Euro). The largest budget ever for
a Danish EXPO pavilion. See description of the architecture
of the pavilion in
from the national pavilion Denmark is represented at EXPO by
the city of Odense in the Urban Best Practices Area. Outside
the EXPO area Denmark and the other Nordic countries have
exhibition in Nordic Lighthouse not far from The Bund in the
centre of Shanghai.
See pictures from the event when the former Danish
ambassador Mr. Christoffer Bo Bramsen opened the pavilion
by the former mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard, is
working on the idea the
Copenhagen should host the World EXPO in 2020. .