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World Expo holds Austria Pavilion Day

05-21-2010 10:57 BJT Special Report:Shanghai World Expo 2010 |

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Now let's turn our attention to the World Expo Park in Shanghai. Friday is the National Pavilion Day for Austria.

The Austria Pavilion showcases itself with dynamic-abstract architecture featuring a porcelain red and white outer skin. Porcelain is also found in the hall's interior design. The surface elegantly alludes to the century-long tradition of "Chinaware," which was once exported to Europe.

In a symbolic way, Austria transports this architectural object the other way with its pavilion, adding a tangible expression to the friendship between Austria and China.

Austrian Prime Minister Werner Faymann addresses a ceremony celebrating the National Pavilion Day for Austria, in the World Expo park in Shanghai, east China, May 21, 2010. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)
Austrian Prime Minister Werner Faymann addresses a ceremony celebrating the National
Pavilion Day for Austria, in the World Expo park in Shanghai, east China, May 21, 
2010. (Xinhua/Liu Ying)

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