Theme: Rise to the Challenge
Highlights: Gray Steel Structure
National Pavilion Day: July 2
Pavilion Area: Around 6,000 Square Meters
Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site
The USA Pavilion is a mammoth gray steel structuremeant to resemble an eagle stretching its wings in welcome. The pavilionpresents a dynamic and emotional story that conveys four core concepts:sustainability, teamwork, health and the spirit of striving for success. TheUSA Pavilion is a mammoth gray steel structure meant to resemble an eaglestretching its wings in welcome. The exhibition tells the story of the Americanspirit of perseverance, innovation, and community-building in amulti-dimensional, hi-tech presentation. It presents the US as a place ofopportunity and diversity where people come together to change theircommunities for the better.
The overall theme of the pavilion is "Rise tothe Challenge." In keeping with the Expo's theme of "Better City,Better Life," the challenges depicted will be creating environmentallysustainable communities, engaging in a healthy lifestyle and using technologyto improve people's lives. The pavilion showcases American business andtechnology, as well as culture and values, to foster stronger friendshipbetween the American and Chinese peoples.
The USA Pavilion features a show entitled"The Garden" - the story of a 10-year-old girl who envisages turninga vacant city lot into an urban oasis, working with her neighbors to make thathappen. The movie - a visual parable without dialogue - includes plenty ofcomputer-generated imagery and 4-D effects, like vibrating seats, mist andlightning. The girl's passion and resolution has inspired her neighbors to worktogether to turn a dilapidated city into a fascinating place with the spiritsof optimism, innovation and cooperation.
The program begins with the "Spirit ofAmerica," a call to collaboration, and a celebration of freedom,diversity, innovation, and opportunity. "The Garden" is thecenterpiece of the second part, while the last section is "Opportunitiesand Innovation," a themed area that highlights the use of technology andinnovation to achieve more sustainable communities.
In addition to a daily "Dance-America!"outdoor show, the USA Pavilion will stage a wide range of performancesincluding jazz, pop, ska and classical music, university marching bands,theater and dance, and "Salutes" the American city and statepartners.
Notice: All the pictures are artist's renditions.
Source: 2010 Expo Shanghai Official Website