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Luxembourg Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010

The idea “forest and fortress” comes from the literal meaning of the Chinese term for Luxembourg. The pavilion, built from steel, wood and glass, will be an open fortress around with greenery. The 15-meter-high main structure will resemble an ancient castle with large openings surrounded by medieval towers,

“All the materials are recyclable,” said the architect of the pavilion, Francois Valentiny. Also, the outside walls will be translucent, on which Chinese characters will be shown. The exhibition area of the pavilion is about 1,300 square meters. The downstairs hall will stage a satellite video show displaying live scenes from the country. “Visitors will be able to talk with Luxembourg people through satellite. And we will bring live programs of Luxembourg events here,” said Jeannot Krecke, the country’s Minister of the Economy and Foreign Trade.

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Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "Luxembourg Pavillion for Shanghai Expo 2010" 31 Jul 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/30824/luxembourg-pavillions-for-shanghai-expo-2010/>