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Venues of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Venues of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Five Zones:
Zone A: located to the east of the World Expo axis in Pudong, to
the east of Yuntai Road and to the west of Bailianjing, Zone A
will be mainly for the halls for Asian countries (excluding the
countries in Southeast Asia).

Zone B: located on the Western side of Zone A and to the east
of the Lupu Bridge in Pudong will contain China Pavilion, the
Theme Pavilion, the halls of the countries in Southeast Asia
and some countries in Oceania, the halls of international
organizations, the public activity center and performance

Zone C: located in Houtan in the west of the Lupu Bridge in
Pudong will be for the halls of the countries of Europe, America
and Africa and the halls of some international organizations. A
large public amusement ground with an area of about 10
hectares will stand beside the entrance.

Zone D: which is to the west of the World Expo axis in Puxi, will retain the features of a large number of the historical buildings of the Jiangnan
Shipyard, the birthplace of China’s modern national industry, some of the old industrial buildings will be kept and renovated into corporate
pavilions. An outdoor public exhibition public exhibition and cultural exchange venue will be set up by making use of the retained docks and berths
on the eastern side.

Zone E: which is to the east of the World Expo axis in Puxi, will contain the newly built enterprise halls, stand-alone corporate pavilions, urban
civilization hall, and the best practice zone for the city.

One Axis and Four Pavilions (Permanent Buildings):
World Expo Axis - situated in the central part of Pudong World Expo Park, and is the largest stand-
alone structure in the World Expo Park. The World Expo Axis is a half-open architectural structure
with two stories underground and one story on the ground, as well as a large multi-functional
commercial and transportation center. During the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, it will act as the main
axis for human traffic flow and sightseeing in the Expo Site. It will link four major venues, ranging
from the platform in the air to the underground venues, and connects with the elevated pedestrian
road that goes through the Pudong World Expo Park. After entering the Pudong Park, visitors can go
to different halls and venues from here.

China Pavilion – situated in Pudong Zone B of the World Expo Park and on the eastern side of the
World Expo Axis, it is designed with the concept of “Oriental Crown”, and displays the theme of
“No.1 in the East, prosperous China, the granary on earth and wealthy people”. The pavilion is
decorated with traditional red color for the former Imperial Palace in Beijing to display the spirit and quality of Chinese culture. With a construction
area of 160,100 sq m, China Pavilion consist of three parts, i.e., China National Hall, China Provincial (Regional), Municipal Joint Hall, Hong
Kong, Macao and Taiwan Hall.

Theme Pavilion - the Theme Pavilion is situated in Zone B in the World Expo Park on the western side of the World Expo Axis, the Theme
Pavilions will be built into a “green, energy-saving, environment-friendly” building with an aboveground area of 80,000 square meters and
underground of 40,000 square meters. The Theme Pavilion has five major main functional spaces, i.e., “Western Exhibition Hall”, “Eastern First-
floor Exhibition Hall”, “Eastern First-floor Exhibition Hall”, “Underground Exhibition Hall”, and “Central Multifunctional Hall”. As one of the
permanent venues of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, the Theme Pavilion will undertake the tasks of deducing and displaying the theme during
the Shanghai World Expo, so as to reflect the connection and interaction between the organic systems of the earth, city and man, and expose the
cruxes of creating more beautiful cities and a better life under the situation of the rapid urbanization and urban population growth in the world

World Expo Center – situated in the Binjiang green land in Zone B of the World Expo Park, the World Expo Center is about 350m from east to
west, and about 140m from south to north, with a total construction area of about 140,000 sq m. Making a good use of the riverside vistas is a
prominent characteristic of the layout of the World Expo Center. Through the reasonable design, visitors can enjoy the best views at the most
parts of the World Expo Center, making it become a structure with a panoramic view in true significance. The shape of the World Expo Center
displays the visual concepts of modern architecture, and the building runs from west to east in disorderly profusion, expressing the rhythmic
beauty in proper sequence as a whole, plus some changes. During the World Expo Shanghai, the center will serve as the center for ceremonies
and conferences, press conferences and various forums, the World Expo Celebration Convention Center, News Center and Forum Activity Center
will be located in the World Expo Center.

World Expo 2010 Art and Performance Center – the World Expo 2010 Art and Performance
Center is situated in Pudong Zone B of the World Expo Park, to the east of the World Expo
Axis and adjacent to the Huangpu River, with a construction area of 126,000 sq m. In the
Chinese architectural style, the Art and Performance Center takes the Lupu Bridge on the
northwestern side as the background, showing the shape of a flying saucer. Appreciating it
from different places and angles, visitors will enjoy different views. In daytime, the Art and
Performance Center is like “a space shuttle” or “an artistic shell”; and at night, it looks like “a
floating city”. With the large central stage as the mainstay, the Art and Performance Center
includes a large multi-functional performance hall with 18,000 seats and relevant supporting
facilities. The stage can be hanged in the size and shape according to the requirements,
providing huge spaces for the stage design and artistic originality and imagination, the first
of such example in China.

Post-Expo Use – after the conclusion of Expo 2010, official participants who have built and used Type 1 pavilion shall dismantle and clear form
the site all buildings, structures, equipments and facilities (including base piles, base and pipelines) of the pavilions they have built, installed and
decorated, and official participants who have used Type 2 and Type 3 pavilions shall remove all their exhibits, exhibition equipment and facilities
from the pavilions or allocated exhibition spaces they have occupied.
After the World Expo Shanghai, the World Axis will serve as an overhead sightseeing axial line in Shanghai and be retained permanently; the
China National Hall will be a permanent special-topic museum; and the China Regional Hall will be the venue for holding various exhibitions and
activities; the Theme Pavilion will be turned into a standard exhibition hall, where various specialized exhibitions and meetings will be held, and a
modern service zone will be set up, consisting of the Theme Pavilion, World Expo Center, China Pavilion, star-rated hotels, World Expo Axis and
Art and Performance Center, which will become an ideal place for exhibitions, meetings, activities and accommodation; the World Expo Center
will become the first-class international convention center in Shanghai; the World Expo 2010 Art and Performance Center will become the
Shanghai International Cultural Exchange Center.


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