Poland Pavilion: Experiencing the visual world

09:14, May 12, 2010      

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In spite of the tragic death of its president in a plane crash, "Poland is smiling" - the theme of the pavilion. [Photo: CRIENGLISH.com/Li Zhenyu]

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. 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 papercutting.

"A series of common cultural elements between China and Poland are reflected through the presentation of the Poland Pavilion," said S?awomir Majman, the Commissioner General of the Polish section at the 2010 World Expo. "The art of papercutting 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 colours, 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."

Source: CRI online

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