"WORLD EXPO 2010 : BETTER CITY, BETTER LIFE"
DATE : 1 May - 31 October2010
THEMA : Better City, Better Life !
LOCATION : Future Pavillon, zone B, Shanghai
PRESENTED PROJECT : Lilypad, Perfumed Jungle, Landscript
INFO LINKS : http://en.expo2010.cn/
"VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES" is selected to exhibit his projects on the Future Pavillon !
The theme of Expo 2010 is "Better City, Better Life," representing the common wish of the whole humankind for a better living in future urban environments. This theme represents a central concern of the international community for future policy making, urban strategies and sustainable development. In 1800, 2% of the global population lived in cities. In 1950, the figure raised to 29%, in 2000, almost half the world population moved into cities, and by 2010, as estimated by the United Nations, the urban population will account for 55% of the total human population.
The quest for a better life has run through the urban history of mankind. Through different sub-themes, Expo 2010 will create blueprints for future cities and harmonious urban life styles, providing an extraordinary educational and entertaining platform for visitors of all nations:
?Blending of diverse cultures in the city
?Economic prosperity in the city
?Innovations of science and technology in the city