EXPO 2010-USA Pavilion
Positioned at the West Expo Gate in the Americas zone, the USA Pavilion covers a span of 6,000 square meters (60,000 square feet) and is one of the largest Pavilions at the Expo.
In line with the Expo theme of “Better City, Better Life,” this smart urban structure was designed by Clive Grout, an architect with World Expo experience. The architectural design of the US Pavilion also reflects the underlying theme of the USA Pavilion where guests will be given a glimpse of an American city of the future celebrating the success of “Rising to the Challenges” by providing clean energy, green spaces, clean water and rooftop gardens. In addition, state of the art technical features are implemented to ensure energy efficiency while highlighting the sustainability message of the Expo.
The USA Pavilion introduces nature to its compact, low-rise, urban scale development by including sustainable elements which contribute to greener urban future. For example, it features uniquely-designed waterfall and reflecting pool that cools the entrance area while masking sounds, and urban-planning foliage that add to the heat cooling effect, while contributing to a clean air habitat. The waterfall uses only recycled water. The USA Pavilion also features roof terraces with an urban vegetable garden that is modeled after Michelle Obama’s garden at the White House. The green roof technology allows for additional heat cooling effect and slow release of rain-water runoff .
Thematically, the bold and simple shape of the USA Pavilion shadows that of an eagle with open wings, a creature that is uninhibited by boundaries. It also serves as the national emblem for America, a country that offers limitless opportunities. Beyond the expression of opportunity, the eagle has been designed with its wings open as a gesture to welcome guests into the Pavilion.
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