Part of my new job is to work closely with the Swedish Expo Committee for the Shanghai World Expo that kicks of on May 1 this year (can’t believe it’s so soon, it’s less than 100 days now!). Shanghai city’s currently undergoing a facelift and there’s expo fever everywhere in town: New metro lines are being constructed, building facades are being fixed up, new roads are underway, and you name the rest. Yesterday I got a chance to visit the Expo area and get a guided tour of the Swedish Pavilion. It was quite interesting to see the spot and get an idea of what everything eventually will look like, even though there’s a long way to go still. The Swedish Pavilion is located in between the Norwegian and the Danish, in a so called “Nordic Cluster” (the Finnish Pavilion –which looks pretty cool- is also in this area).
The theme of the Swedish Pavilion is “The Spirit of Innovation” –so expect it to be innovative, sustainable and fun in an interactive way. It’s SWECO that has done the architecture in case someone is interested.