United Kingdom Pavilion
( 2010-04-24 )


United Kingdom Pavilion


Theme: Building on the Past, Shaping Our Future
Highlights: Seed Cathedral, Wrapping Paper
National Pavilion Day: September 8
Pavilion Area: Around 6,000 Square Meters
Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site


The first World Expo came about in the United Kingdom and was then known as the Great Exhibition, held in the Crystal Palace at Hyde Park. This majestic metal-and-glass edifice was not only home to the extravaganza display of products from all over the world, but was also the iconic symbol of the world fair, being considered one of the most beautiful structures in the world until a fire destroyed it half a century ago. Now, the United Kingdom has brought to Expo visitors a new version of the Crystal Palace – a dazzling cube formed by more than 60,000 slim and transparent acrylic rods containing seeds of different plants that were collected in a bio-diversity project.


Traveling in Shanghai
Catering in Shanghai
China and the World Expo