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Poland Pavilion: Experiencing visual world

05-12-2010 10:36 BJT Special Report: Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

BEIJING, May 12 -- Among all the dazzling pavilions in Euro Square, the Poland Pavilion might well be the first to catch your attention with its innovative appearance, no matter if it is bathed in sunshine or moonlight.

In spite of the tragic death of its president in a plane crash, "Poland is smiling" - the theme of the pavilion. (Photo:
In spite of the tragic death of its president in a plane crash, "Poland is 
smiling" - the theme of the pavilion. (Photo:

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Chopin adds even more colour to the present splendour of the pavilion.

The most impressive feature of the Poland Pavilion rests in its facade, where the abstract and irregular exterior is covered with flowery cut-outs, inspired by the Polish folk art of paper-cutting.

"A series of common cultural elements between China and Poland are reflected through the presentation of the Poland Pavilion," said Sawomir Majman, the Commissioner General of the Polish section at the 2010 World Expo. "The art of paper-cutting is one of them."

During the daytime, the uniquely designed facade allows sunlight to filter through the special walls, creating rich lighting effects. When dusk falls, it shines with different colors, visually impacting visitors.

As the design team of the Poland Pavilion put it: "the earth nowadays is filled with visual experiences. It is a world that is dominated by visual images and communication methods."


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