Along with Facts & Fiction in Cologne in the spring of 2008 at the competition for the German Pavilion at Expo 2010, GTP2 made the thankless 2nd place. The pictures show how it could look like. Now we hope for a new attempt to Expo 2012 in Yeosu in South Korea.
The EXPO 2010 Universal World Exhibition, from 1 May to 31 October 2010, is taking place on a 5.28 km² site spread across both sides of the Huangpu River in the gigantic metropolis that is Shanghai.
China is the second Asian country, after Japan (EXPO 2005 in Aichi), to stage a world exhibition in the 21st century.
Skyline of modern Shanghai – host of EXPO 2010 Based on the country’s size and its self-image, the People’s Republic of China is expecting the largest world fair ever, with 70 million visitors and at least 240 participants. That participant figure has already been achieved – with over 240 countries (including Germany and its neighbours) and international organisations such as the Red Cross and the United Nations
now taking part.
Even though most of the visitors are coming from China, an international opinion research institute commissioned by the EXPO organisers has found that approximately five per cent of the guests are likely to come from abroad.
That would equal 3.5 million people.
The participation contract between the Federal Republic of Germany and World EXPO 2010 Shanghai China was signed in May 2008, following the Chinese EXPO organisers’ approval of the theme proposed for “balancity”. The plot for the Pavilion was ready for construction at the end of 2008 and construction work in Shanghai was underway since the beginning of 2009. The pavilion was completed in the middle of April 2010.
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
official website german pavillon