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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #101
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This is not money burnt. It attracts investments and interchange! Great to see sooo many great pavillions!
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German pavillion: City in balance. Criticized here as only a piece of decoration without any architectural value.

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Old October 10th, 2008, 04:24 PM   #103
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Old October 10th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #104
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that really looks like a temporary pavillion. Why didn't they just build a big tent, like a circus...
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Old October 11th, 2008, 11:10 PM   #105
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Expo Planning site




The Expo Axis, a main building that runs straight through the site.








Expo Center




Expo Performance Center




Tiny part of Expo




Nanshi Power plant. Maybe this kepps the expo running, as it's supose to be an enviromental friendly expo. Im not sure though.










Theme pavillion (dont know what the actual point of this is).



Some pavillions
United arab emirates


Poland


Australia


New Zealand


Napal


Netherlands


England


Switzerland


Luxembourg


Spain


Canada


French

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Old October 12th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #106
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Revamped plant to be Expo highlight


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SHANGHAI: It might be the site of an unused power plant now, complete with a 165-m-high smokestack that once darkened the skyline with black fumes, but come 2010, the area will sport a futuristic riverside pavilion and become a must-see attraction for visitors to Shanghai.


That, at least, is what local authorities are aiming for when the Shanghai World Expo opens in 2010.

Officials said the refurbishment of the 110-year-old Nanshi power plant is part of the city's redevelopment plans to close down old industrial plants and spruce up the area for the Expo, which is expected to attract more than 70 million visitors from home and abroad.

The Nanshi smokestack itself will be dressed up as a sightseeing tower overlooking the grounds of the Expo.

Preserving the Nanshi structure is in line with the Expo's efforts to retain the relics from China's industrial era, organizers said.

The authorities are also using the Expo to relocate polluting businesses out of town and replacing them with buildings that use clean energy.

The 110-year-old Nanshi plant, which is said to be one of the oldest in the country, closed in September.

Plans for the redeveloped site unveiled yesterday showed a structure that will reflect future urban lifestyles and best practices.

"The Nanshi power generation facility bears witness to the development of Shanghai, so we decided to preserve the workshop of the plant for the new pavilion to become the new scenic spot of Shanghai," said Gao Yulong, general manager of the Expo village, yesterday.

The new site will become the venue for showcasing various environmental protection technologies such as wind, solar and hydroelectric energy, officials said.

A highlight of the redevelopment will be the smokestack, which will be revamped into a 201-m-tall "Expo Harmony Tower".

Tracks and cars similar to roller coasters will weave around the tower and take visitors to the top for a view of the Expo site and the city's modern skyline.

The top of the tower will also be the highest point of the Expo site, officials said.

The current site of the Nanshi power plant (left) and an artist's impression of how the new riverside pavilion, which will retain the plant's chimney, will look


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The 165-meter chimney on
the Puxi side of the Expo site
along the Huangpu River in
the 110-year-old Nanshi
Power Plant will be transformed
into a 201-meter

“Expo Harmony Tower”.
Tracks and cars similar to
a roller-coaster will wrap
around the tower and take
visitors to the top for a
bird’s-eye view of Shanghai’s
impressive skyline and the
5.28-square-kilometer Expo
site. Fifty different cars will
be able to circle the 15.6-
meter-diameter tower at the
same time, each holding up
to six passengers.

The cars will operate at the
speed of a normal escalator
and take 28 minutes to travel
up and then back down. The
top of the tower will be the
highest point in the Expo
site.

Each night the Harmony
Tower will be illuminated by
twinkling lights that will
resemble a white magnolia,
Shanghai’s city flower.
Organizers say the tower
will also feature prominently
at night during the opening
ceremony.

The ferroconcrete chimney
was constructed in 1985 and
designed to stand for at least
50 years so it will remain in
place well after the conclusion
of Expo 2010.

Bai Wenhua, chairman of
Shanghai World Expo Land
Holding Co Ltd, said the
tower would comfortably
carry the 50 cars and track as
they would actually be
supported by separate
brackets.

The Harmony Tower
project is the brainchild of
Tongji University and is
unprecedented in the world,
according to construction
contractor, Zhejiang Juma
Amusement Equipment Co
Ltd. Construction of the
tower is expected to be
completed by January 2010
and in operation by April.
http://en.expo2010china.com/pdf/0121.pdf
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ah okay thnx

so this plant will be just decoration or will have a function too?
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Old October 12th, 2008, 02:54 AM   #108
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ah okay thnx

so this plant will be just decoration or will have a function too?
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The Nanshi plant is the
oldest power plant in China
and is situated in Shanghai’s
earliest industrialized area.
Bai said the protection of
the historical building was an
important aspect of Expo
preparations and its renovation
would demonstrate the
city’s capabilities.
The workshops, with a
floor area of 9,150 square
meters, also form part of the
“Urban Best Practices Area”
exhibition, which will
display innovative ways of
how to make city life better.
The former high-pollution
plant will become a venue
employing environmental
protection technologies such
as the use of electricity
generated by the tide, wind
and sun, organizers said.
A bridge that once
transfered coal to the plant
will be revamped into a
sightseeing road extending to
the Huangpu River waterfront.
About 380,000 square
meters of old constructions
in the Expo site will be
preserved of which 250,000
square meters are in old
factories — the biggest-ever
protection project in Expo
history.
Expo organizers plan to
turn most of the workshops
and warehouses into
exhibition halls or public
activity centers.
After Expo the venues will
become museums.
http://en.expo2010china.com/pdf/0121.pdf
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Old October 12th, 2008, 05:32 AM   #109
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Excuseme, What is the expo made for? I'm sorry, but I dont know

I know the expo of this year took place in Zaragoza Spain, I saw the photos and it was realy awesome, but i dont know the intention on this event.

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Old October 12th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #110
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Excuseme, What is the expo made for? I'm sorry, but I dont know

I know the expo of this year took place in Zaragoza Spain, I saw the photos and it was realy awesome, but i dont know the intention on this event.

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Well, in the beginning the EXPO was a showcase of mordern industry and technologies. As the trasportation was expensive between countries and continents at the moment, EXPO was a major chance to know other civilizations. Till now, it has evolved to a world-wide event that satisfy your quirisity about other cultures and nations. Although it has different themes, actually you have to show something unique in your country. Above are my understandings, not necessarily be true....
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Actually I find the whole Expo thing is just a waste of money so many beautiful temporary strutures being built and then taken off or abandoned after , but I guess that's how things work with human from the day we knew how to enjoy man made visualisation... can't change it ( the only place that will stay for along time is Las Vegas same concept but more calculated ...dangerous too hehe )
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its grown into a huge joint proyect
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Actually I find the whole Expo thing is just a waste of money so many beautiful temporary strutures being built and then taken off or abandoned after , but I guess that's how things work with human from the day we knew how to enjoy man made visualisation... can't change it ( the only place that will stay for along time is Las Vegas same concept but more calculated ...dangerous too hehe )
I don't think the buildings are temporary. Am i right?
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I don't think the buildings are temporary. Am i right?
After Expo the venues will become museums.
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After Expo the venues will become museums.
so that means all the pavilllions will stay? sorry my english isnt that great.
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so that means all the pavilllions will stay? sorry my english isnt that great.

Certainly they can be remained, possibly by moving to another place. The EXPO site will be developed into another center for shanghai's cultural & social activities.

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After Expo the venues will become museums.
There has never been an Expo that kept all the venues after that, usually only afew got to be kept as far as I know , maybe SH will be the first City in the world that will keep them all to become Museums , but I wonder what kind of Museums they will be ?
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Urbanian Pavilion 2010




More pictures>>www.expo2010china.hu or www.vilagkiallitas.hu


'Better City, Better Life'

May 2010 will see the largest ever World Expo take place in China, with 200 participating countries and 70 million visitors expected to attend. The Amsterdam-based design studio Kossmann.dejong in partnership with Hypsos Leisure Asia from Hong Kong have won the international competition for the exhibition design & build of the 'Urbanian Pavilion', one of the five Theme Pavilions at the World Expo Shanghai 2010.

At present half of the world's population lives in a city. This is expected to grow to 75% by 2050. Every day 150,000 people leave the countryside to find a better life in the city. It is in the face of this development that the chosen theme for this World Expo is "Better City, Better Life". The theme presents a new way of thinking, new technologies and new practices to realise a healthy and sustainable urban life...(design.nl)
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There has never been an Expo that kept all the venues after that, usually only afew got to be kept as far as I know , maybe SH will be the first City in the world that will keep them all to become Museums , but I wonder what kind of Museums they will be ?
NO. nobody said to keep them, but someone has ever said :"the pavillions will be removed (NOT remained!!!) after EXPO".
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Bridge of boats will span river

2008-10-18


A FLOATING bridge made up of seven ships linked from bow to stern will span the Huangpu River to give visitors a close encounter with the waterway during the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, the designer said yesterday.

Under a plan worked out by the Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute, the ships will be moored separately along the riverbank but will be joined across the Huangpu during busy periods at the Expo. The assembly process will take about a half hour.

The 400-meter span will allow 13,000 people to cross every hour from Expo sites on one side of the river to the other.

The flexible design makes it possible for other ships to continue to pass on the river. The span will lie between the Nanpu and Lupu bridges.

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