Entitled ‘The Land of Hope,’ the project integrates Chinese traditional architecture with modern technologies. Its floating roof was designed as a timber structure that references the Chinese traditional ‘raised-beam’ system’ and shingled panels evoke terra cotta roof constructions and give the pavilion a unique silhouette. A sheltered public plaza beneath comprises cultural and exhibition programs.
An exterior waiting area leads to a themed exhibition space with interactive installations and cultural offerings from 40 Chinese provinces. A multimedia installation formed from a matrix of LED stalks mimics the form of wheat and acts as a centerpiece of the exhibition. From there, visitors are guided up to a panoramic viewing platform which offers stunning views of the Expo grounds.