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Liverpool unveils pavilion for Shanghai Expo 2010

BDP and Uniform have revealed their design for the Liverpool pavilion to be constructed for World Expo 2010 opening in May next year

The pavilion will celebrate the city’s assets and strengths for the expected 70 million people attending one of the world’s biggest events. Architects BDP designed the pavilion in conjunction with Liverpool creative agency Uniform. Construction will begin in November and will be carried out by exhibition specialists SYMA.

The pavilion will offer visitors a ‘virtual cruise’ from Shanghai to Liverpool and host interactive exhibits which will highlight the city’s defining characteristics as the gateway to the north-west. It will also contain a media and conference suite for presentations and meetings.

Liverpool Council leader Warren Bradley said: ‘The designs and concepts behind the pavilion are a true reflection of the city, drawing on its maritime, musical and sporting heritage, as well as its wider cultural offer.’

 

Readers' comments (2)

  • World Expo 2010... an opportunity to showcase the best of British architectural design.....and its been decided behind closed doors that BDP should design it.....wheres the joined up thinking in that ?

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  • The Cavern Club - long-gone with the whole Merseybeat phenomenon these near 40 years - is hardly an "asset and a strength." What do we do best in Britain? Ah yes, that would be live in the past. Sad.

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