The Shanghai Expo is 130 days to come. Thanks to the invitation of Peter and Lina from Australian Pavilion, I had the chance to visit the Expo site way ahead of its opening.
Here is the photo I took at the foot of the China Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010.
Image by Jian Shuo Wang
Above is the fresh red facade of the China Pavilion – the Oriental Crown. At the right lower corner is the surrounding buildings to the main architect.
At the edge of each big pole of the Pavilion, there is pattern like this. I still didn’t find out the meaning of the design yet – it seems like a good word in Chinese.
The corner of the big roof – the crown.
Below is the whole picture of the Pavilion.
Sorry for the blurry image – I took it from behind the window of the car.
My First Hand Impression
The pavilion is very nice – the red is better than saw on computer rendering image. The “forbidden city red” (how they named it) looks very fresh under the sky. I am very excited to see the huge building. It is not that big if you stand before it – a very approachable architect.
Looking forward to seeing you at the China Pavilion the next year!