Xi'an Expo 2011
Four Landmarks
Updated: 2011-03-29

2.Theme Pavilion

Four Landmarks

The Theme Pavilion, one of the four landmarks of the International Horticultural Exposition 2011 Xi’an, is centrally located and was designed to be integrated with the surrounding water and land terrains. Its architectural layout is in the shape of the Chinese character “王” consisting of irregular tri-wing geometrical objects. External wall faces made of bronze, wood, or shrubbery function as irregular interfaces. The exhibition in the pavilion will showcase new achievements and products in horticulture and floriculture as well as new environmentally-friendly and energy-saving technologies and materials.

Design theme: As the host pavilion, the Theme Pavilion is aimed at representing the long profound culture and splendid history of Xi’an. More importantly, the creative design also foreshadows a bright future for this city.

Brief introduction: The general layout of the Theme Pavilion is based on the Concept Plan and the Site Plan of the International Horticultural Exposition 2011 Xi’an with the surrounding road conditions, the location of this architecture in the exposition site, and its connection with the Chang’an Tower and the Greenhouse fully reflected. The building is naturally divided into three separate display areas extending to the waters, with the cross aisle connecting all of them. Visitors may reach the observation platform on the roof of the greenhouse through a series of inner display ramps. The main body of the architecture is made of reinforced concrete and in steel structure. The folded plate concrete roof was adopted to support the large span space structure of the architecture. This elegant construction demonstrates the highest level of the integration of function and form in architecture.

Highlight: The architecture with bronze and glass façade is unique in shape, like a bronze work of art encrusted with diamonds standing by the lake.

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