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Iceland’s Shanghai World Expo Pavilion Presented

The Icelandic pavilion which was designed for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai was presented to the representatives of the Foreign Ministry and the committee preparing Iceland’s participation at the Reykjavík Art Museum – Hafnarhús on Friday, the last day of technological testing.

This is what the pavilion will look like. Courtesy of Ámundi Sigurdsson.

The idea behind the pavilion’s design is to bring Iceland to the guests of the exposition, who are estimated to be around three million. The exposition begins in May, Morgunbladid reports.

Inside a short film is reflected to the booth’s four walls and ceiling. The heat will be lowered to 22°C (72°F) and the humidity level to 50 percent. Icelandic plants will be used for decoration.

The outside of the pavilion is decorated with pictures from the Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon by Ragnar Axelsson. The pavilion’s designers are Páll Hjaltason and Ámundi Sigurdsson.

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