The Rice Cluster is one of nine Expo Clusters, each of which bring different countries together to design around a common theme or food group. Designed to evoke a vast rural landscape, the Rice Cluster is made up of a collection of angled mirrored buildings that reflect the small rice field installations. The Cluster also includes games, plasma screens, and informational signage to create an interactive and educational experience.
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Exhibits inside the mirrored structures delve into the history of rice and its importance as a primary source of nourishment for civilizations around the world. The exhibits also explore the different varieties of rice and its diverse cultivation techniques. Colored banners differentiate the structures by country.
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