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.’