china pavilion illuminated

the china pavilion at shanghai expo 2010 has just been completed after two years of construction. the pavilion is designed in the shape of an oriental crown, showcasing the spirit of traditional chinese culture. its main structure includes a six layer, 30 meter high roof made of  56 traditional wooden brackets. the brackets symbolize the nation’s 56 minority ethnic groups.

there is a 45,000-square-meter joint pavilion featuring displays from local provinces, cities and regions.

the 160,000-square-meter pavilion will be converted into a museum for chinese history and culture after the expo closes in 2010.

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china pavilion shanghai expo 2010 rendering of the pavilion