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2010 Best of World Expo: Pavilion Winners

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Expo 2010, officially Expo 2010 Shanghai China (simplified Chinese中国2010年上海世界博览会pinyinZhōngguó Èrlíngyīlíng Nián Shànghǎi Shìjìe Bólǎnhuì) was held on both banks of the Huangpu River in the city of ShanghaiChina, from May 1 to October 31, 2010. It was a major World Expo in the tradition of international fairs and expositions, the first since 1992. The theme of the exposition was "Better City – Better Life" and signifies Shanghai's new status in the 21st century as the "next great world city".[1] The Expo emblem features the Chinese character 世 ('world', Chinese "shì") modified to represent three people together with the 2010 date. It had the largest number of countries participating and was the most expensive Expo in the history of the world's fairs. The Shanghai World Expo was also the largest World's Fair site ever at 5.28 square km.  Mike Ratner, founder of the Best of Expo program was stationed in Shanghai for the 6 month event. 

By the end of the expo, over 73 million people had visited, a record attendance and 250 countries and international organizations had participated. On October 16, 2010, the expo set a single-day record of having over 1.03 million visitors enter the exhibition that day.  For our 1st year of existence, Best of Expo was honored and proud to have been a media participant at the World Expo, as it was the largest international event gathering of its kind in modern world history. Enjoy the highlights.


    

UBPA pavilions awarded

Date:11/02/2010

Hong Hao, director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, addresses the ceremony.

Vicente Loscertales, secretary-general of the International Exhibition Bureau (Paris) addresses the ceremony.

Hong Hao, director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, addresses the ceremony.

Hong Hao, director general of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, addresses the ceremony.

 scene of the ceremony

scene of the ceremony

34 pavilions win Best of Expo awards

Date:10/31/2010

Germany Pavilion

Germany Pavilion

Saudi Arabia Pavilion

Saudi Arabia Pavilion

UK Pavilion

UK Pavilion

Chile Pavilion

Chile Pavilion

Sweden Pavilion

Sweden Pavilion

Finland Pavilion

Finland Pavilion

The closing Expo 2010 last night awarded 34 pavilions for their achievements in theme development, creative display and pavilion design.

The awards were decided by a nine-member international evaluation committee. The awards cover three aspects: Theme Development, Creative Display and Pavilion Design. Each category also consisted of three levels: Gold, Silver and Bronze. All pavilions were divided into four categories based on their scale.

The Theme Development Award is decided by a pavilion’s relevance to Expo 2010 theme "Better City, Better Life," exhibition content, information in display, educational value, solutions to sustainable urban development and innovation capabilities.

The Creative Display Award is evaluating a pavilion's inner decoration, exhibited items and relevance to Expo 2010 theme "Better City, Better Life".

The Pavilion Design Award focuses on a pavilion's outfit design, structure, construction and relevance to Expo 2010 theme "Better City, Better Life".

Algeria Pavilion

Algeria Pavilion

Slovenia Pavilion

Slovenia Pavilion

Portugal Pavilion

Portugal Pavilion

The BIE-COSMOS Prize was given to the organization Chain Reaction.

Chain Reaction is a Chinese private non-profit organization for the protection and promotion of the indigenous culture in Guizhou Province, China. Led by Professor Zhang Xiaosong, the winning project “For Our Daughters” aims to foster independent and sustainable development in these communities.

The BIE-COSMOS Prize Jury considers that the project represents exemplary efforts to address the issues of harmonious rural-urban relations, urban migration, gender inequality and rural poverty. The inter-generational nature of the project and the investment it makes in future generations are also promising for the sustainability of the efforts. The jury hopes that the prize and the 20,000 euro (US$28,000) fund could have a significant impact on the development of the project.

Mauritania Pavilion

Mauritania Pavilion

Pacific Joint Pavilion

Pacific Joint Pavilion

Expo Jury Special Award was given to the MeteoWorld Pavilion.

During the award ceremony, Yang Xiong, Executive Deputy Director of Expo Executive Committee and Executive Vice Mayor of Shanghai, presented The Seal of Harmony to Vincente Gonzalez Loscertales, Secretary General of Bureau of International Expositions.

The Emblem-The Seal of Harmony, which embodies the theme and spirit of Shanghai Expo, has been specially designed by Beijing Gongmei Group and hand-carved by masters of Chinese decorative art into nephrite of a deep green shade to showcase the creativity and virtuosity of Chinese nation, its determined effort for self-improvement and the belief that great power comes from great virtues. With the notion of harmony in mind, the seal is designed to support the goals of Expo: Comprehension, Communication, Congregation and Cooperation.

Other guests attending the awarding ceremony included Jean-Pierre Lafon, president of the Bureau of International Expositions, Zhou Hanmin, deputy director of the World Expo 2010 Shanghai Executive Committee, Wang Jinzhen, vice chairman of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Hua Junduo, China's commissioner general for World Expo 2010 and Hong Hao, director of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination.

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Pavilions

Main article: Expo 2010 pavilions (Wikipedia)

[edit]Theme pavilions

There were five central theme pavilions at the Expo 2010, exploring different aspects of urban development. They were called Urban FootprintsUrban PlanetUrbanianCity Being, and Urban Future.

[edit]National pavilions

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National pavilions included: Algeria, Angola, ArgentinaAustralia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belarus,Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, BruneiCanada, Cambodia, ChileChinaColombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, DenmarkEgypt, Estonia, FinlandFranceGermany,GreeceHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesia, Iran, IrelandIsraelItalyJapan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya,Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, MalaysiaMaltaMexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, MyanmarNepalNetherlandsNew ZealandNigeriaNorth KoreaNorwayOmanPacific PavilionPakistan, Peru, PhilippinesPolandPortugal, Romania, RussiaSaudi Arabia,SerbiaSingapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South AfricaSouth KoreaSpain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, TaiwanThailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, VenezuelaVietnam and Yemen.


Corporate pavilions

Corporate pavilions included: Aurora Pavilion, Broad Pavilion, China Railway, China State Shipbuilding Corporation Pavilion, Coca-Cola Pavilion, Cisco Pavilion, Information and Communication Pavilion, Oil Pavilion, Japanese Industry, PICC, Private Enterprises Joint Pavilion, Republic of Korea Business, SAIC-GM Pavilion, Shanghai Corporate Joint Pavilion, Space Pavilion, Space Home Pavilion, State Grid and Vanke Pavilion.

Legacy

The Expo introduced numerous urban best practices and concepts from all over the world which the organisers hope will be a lasting legacy for better urban life in China and around the world. It advocated for future development to focus on environmental sustainability, efficiency and diversity. The innovations and achievements of the event were summarised in the Shanghai Declaration issued by the participants of the Expo. The declaration also nominated the Shanghai Expo’s closing day October 31 as "World Better Cities Day". United Nations Secretary-GeneralBan Ki-moon stated at the closing of the Expo, "Thanks to this Expo, millions of people learned about possibilities for making our cities healthier and safer, cities that better integrate nature and technology, cities that offer their citizens cleaner air and water, and better lives all around".[25]

Shanghai has announced plans to build a World Expo Museum with the intention of exhibiting Expo exhibits and popularising World Expo history.

The Shanghai Expo was touted by the Chinese government as yet another first-rate global scale event, similar in significance to the Beijing Olympics, which would symbolise the economic and political rise of China in the 21st century. The event would demonstrate to both the Chinese populace and foreign nations the enormous progress of China's urban development in the heart of the nation's economic hub of Shanghai. The event received saturation media coverage in the Chinese media both in the lead up and during the World Expo. According to China analyst Tom Doctoroff, “In terms of what the city was able to achieve, the Chinese were impressed. Shanghai stepped up a level in internationalization”.[27] Although the event was widely recognised domestically, the Expo was far less effective in reaching a global audience. This was demonstrated by the fact that only less than 10% of the 70 million plus visitors was foreign.