Shanghai World Expo 2010>Pavilion Tour
UPDATED: April 16, 2010
Italy Pavilion

Italy Pavilion (COURTESY OF EXPO 2010)

Theme: City of Man

Highlights: 20 Functional Modules

Designer: A design Team Led by Giampaolo Imbrighi

National Pavilion Day: June 2

Pavilion Area: Around 6,000 Square Meters

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The design of the Italy Pavilion is inspired by the children's game "pick-up sticks," which is known as "Shanghai" in Italy. The rectangular pavilion has been laced with intersecting lines - representing pick-up sticks.

It comprises 20 functional modules of different shapes, bounded by the "sticks." They represent Italy's 20 regions. The modules can be assembled into smaller structures.

Pavilion Display

The whole pavilion embodies a mini Italian city. Strolling in the pavilion, visitors may feel like walking in a city boasting narrow streets, plazas, courtyards and lanes with an Italian flavor. Luxury cars, fashion and famous paintings are featured. The country's achievements in technology and environmental protection will also be displayed.

Pavilion Highlights

Highlight 1: Transparent Concrete

The pavilion makes use of a cutting-edge construction material known as transparent concrete. The Italian construction company building the pavilion may promote the material in China after the Expo.

Highlight 2: Inventions

The country's latest innovations, including a paint that cleans the air by eating smog, will be displayed for two weeks this summer. About 300 winning inventions will be exhibited from late July to early August.

The inventions were submitted by small businesses, groups of companies, universities, research centers, and science and technology parks in Italy.

Highlight 3: Craft Show

Italian tailors, blacksmiths and violinists will show off their craft at the pavilion.

Highlight 4: Energy Efficiency

The pavilion uses air purification and antibacterial ceramic tiles. The entire pavilion is conceived as a specific "mechanism" with ecoclimate functions and energy store devices.

The integrated glass curtain wall with photoelectronic elements can isolate the emission; and the building's light beams can cover all areas within the pavilion, and achieve energy efficiency as well.



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