Preview of Shanghai Expo Site (Photos)

On December 19, 2009, Wendy and I visited the Shanghai Expo Site. The last time I visited was back to May 11, 2009 (Second Impression of Shanghai Expo Site). This is the third impression of the site.

To be short, my impression is, the Expo is getting real. When you see the pavilions standing there, and people busy working on it, you know the expo is really not far away, although you always can easily understand conceptually, that it is just 130 days away.

Here are the photos I took during the trip. Hope it gives you a preview of what Shanghai Expo looks like in 2010. Hope to see you there.

China Pavilion

This is the landmark – China Pavilion.

See more pictures in this article dedicated to this Pavilion.

Australian Pavilion

I will also have another dedicated article on this Pavilion. Thanks to the invitation and accompany of Peter, Sarah, and Lina to make my trip to Shanghai Expo Site the second time possible.

Japan Pavilion

It was a great surprise to me that I found out the Japanese Pavilion of Shanghai Expo 2010 is actually purplish. I read a lot about the holes, and the “ears” of this living architect, but I remember it was always white in most publications.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

I was not able to take a full picture of this building – how can I for any of the pavilions under construction in the Shanghai Expo construction site. Here are some overview and preview of what the pavilion may look like in near future.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

The photo was taken on December 19, 2009.

As of December 19, 2009, the French Pavilion made great progress. Look at this:

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

It reminds me of the architect of Centre National d’art et de Culture Georges Pompidou. Very industrialized, and aggressive visual design.

Photograph by Jian Shuo Wang

African Pavilion

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

Canada Pavilion

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

Photos of the Luxenburg Pavilion, as of December 19, 2009:

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

Photo by Jian Shuo Wang

They put big character of the name of Luxenburg in Chinese, and “Small is Beautiful” on the surface of the building.

This is very impressive small architect.

Baosteel Stage

There will be daily performance there.

Malaysian Pavilion

This is Korean

UFO – the Expo Performing Center

Expo Center

The blocks reminds me of the French Pavilion, but it is smaller, less aggressive, and modest.

Tailand Pavilion

You can easily guess what pavilion it is:


I thought it is a maze, but it isn’t. It is the base structure of a building.

Amazing site! Looking forward to participating in the Expo the next year.

5 thoughts on “Preview of Shanghai Expo Site (Photos)

  1. Too bad I’ll be back to my country when the expo begins. maybe I’ve to get back to Shanghai during the Expo. The buildings on the expo site already look very nice.

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