Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The LEGO wave... Denmark pavilion.

I propose you to discover one of the most interesting piece of Yeosu expo, an huge wave totally made in LEGO !

658.810 blogs and 1.318 hours were necessary to build this wave of 3.60 m high for a weight of 1.200 kg !

Here's the video of the construction  :

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Korea in World Expos - in 3D

In this year 2012, Korea is proud to organize for the second time an international Expo.

After Taejon in 1993, it was the turn of Yeosu to host this event in the beautiful coastal area of south Korea.
But history of Korea in Expos is much older. It begins in 1893, in Chicago.

This film in 3D computer graphics will allow to fall into the heart of this story, to discover or rediscover the pavilions that represented Korea in the Expos.

Through a selection of 12 different Expos, you will discover how Korea came to the world: Chicago 1893 - Paris 1900 - Seattle 1962 - Montreal 1967 - Osaka 1970 - Spokane 1974 - Knoxville 1982 - 1992 Seville - Taejon 1993 - Hannover 2000 - 2005 Aichi - Shanghai 2010.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Monaco National Day 03.06.12

On the occasion of Monaco National Day 03.06.12 , 

Monaco Pavilion has the pleasure to invite you to the projection of the movie "Oceans" directed by Jacques Perrin, 

at 5 pm in Expo Hall in presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II. 
For the smooth flow of the program, please be seated by 4.40pm.

Jacques Perrin

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Republic of Korea at New York World's Fair 1964/1965

We continue to discover together the history of Korea in World Expos...
We have seen a few days ago the Seattle Expo'62, now we're in 1964, two years after,  in New York.
This expo is a little bit different, and even if this participation was really interesting, I've decided to don't rebuilt it in 3D for the project, because this World's Fair was not registered by the BIE.

But anyway, here's some photos and details about this pavilion of Korea in New York World's Fair 1964-1965 :

An Oriental teahouse, with traditional peaked wooden roof, is linked with a concrete pavilion of free-flowing contemporary lines, linking the Korea of yesterday and today.
Within the pavilion, ancient art and folk dances are on view along with products for sale from South Korea's rebuilt industries.
In the teahouse, waitresses in flowing silk robes serve delicacies from the nation's 2000 year old cuisine.

Highlights :

A sculptered welcome. Above the entrance to the area is a contemporary wood sculpture suggesting old Koeran calligraphy. Inside the main building, grasscloth, silk and other fabrics from modern Korea hangfrom the curved walls among paintings, carvings and ornamental screens many centuries old.
Handicrafts on sale include dolls in native dress, brass and lacquer ware and embroidered silks. Guides also take orders for 800 listed product.

Dancing drummer girls. In a harpershaped auditorium, costumed entertainers offer folk dances; in one traditional favorite, girls sing and dance while tapping on drums slung from thier shoulders. Also in the auditorium, films and slides show life in contemporary Korea.

Tower of treasures. Standing in between the two buildings is a replica of the Tabo Pagoda, or Tower of Many Treasures. Built in Kyongju, Korea's capital during its Golden Age, the Sixth Century pagoda is considered a masterpiece of Oriental carved stonemasonry.

Restaurant. The teahouse serves individual dishes or complete meals. One of the specialties is Kimchi, a mixture of spiced and pickled vegetables which has been seasoned underground in huge jars.

June 10 - Don't forget the Belgian National Day !

Scala & Kolacny Brothers is a Belgian girl's choir under the tutorage of conductor Stijn Kolacny and arranger and pianist Steven Kolacny. The group has become an international phenomenon, performing imaginatively reworked covers of Radiohead, U2, Foo Fighters and Nirvana songs as well as their equally successful original compositions before sold-out audiences throughout the world. Their version of Radiohead's "Creep" gained international attention when it was used in the Oscar-winning movie. "The Social Network".

Don't miss their performance in South Koera during the Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea.

2012/06/10 - 10 AM - Official ceremony - open to the public. Performance in the presence of H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium.

Additional concert :
2012/06/10 - 3 PM - Full concert opent to the public.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

New way to enjoy Yeosu Expo : Watching the performance lying on the ground !

Visitors can watch performances held at Yeosu Expo lying on the floor at Expo Digital Galley (EDG).

If you want resting and enjoying various shows like K-POP Concert and Shim Chung (Korean original ballet) of the Expo spot simultaneously, try it!

The expo has relayed shows through a huge screen, EDG. The screen is equal in size of gathering 6324 televisions of 60″ LED Televisions.

Watching the show spot lying on the floor is very popular one to the visitors who feel tired of touring Expo.

Source : Expo 2012 Blog

"The Turtle" UAE pavilion

This is the main film showing in the UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2012 Yeosu, Korea. It stars a new young actor from the UAE, Ahmed Mohammed Ali Mohammed Al Dhuooury. The exciting dramatised story is based on real events.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Connected to the Monaco Pavilion at 2012 Expo Yeosu

For those of you who unfortunately can't visit Monaco Pavilion at 2012 Expo Yeosu, you can scan the QR code below and download Monaco application to see floor plan and information per zone of our pavilion.

Monday, May 21, 2012

BIG-O experience by ECA2

Since May 12 to August 12, 2012, each visitor to the International Expo Yeosu will have the chance to participate in an incredible sight and a unique experience, the BIG-O!

Both the icon of this event, majestic architecture and a multimedia show, the French company ECA2 shiws a world first with the largest curtain of water ever built! the breathtaking "Cascade Screen"® !

ECA2’s team designed the O as a mysterious object that could have emerged from 
the Ocean itself. It glints in the sunlight like a jewel over the lagoon. 

Modern materials such as concrete and steel are harmoniously 

combined to lend the structure an almost organic appearance.

“BIG-O”, Icon of the Yeosu Expo Site:
By day: a giant sculpture that will remain after the Expo as a symbolic landmark.
By night: the centrepiece of a unique show that embraces the Expo’s themes.

Our dedicated show control system synchronizes hundreds of special effects, creating an immersive show that plunges the audience into the heart of a sensory narrative.
WATER DESIGN: 24 moving water canons (360°); the biggest and tallest water curtain in the world (45m high) and more than hundreds of water jets...
SPECIAL EFFECTS: 24 flame generators; hundreds of mist nozzles; 5 lasers.
LIGHT DESIGN & IMAGES: 58 moving heads (1 500W) in weatherproof casing, 6 video projectors (35 000 lumens).

For over 30 years, ECA2 has been creating and producing major events and shows worldwide. Renowned for its outstanding creativity, innovative designs and technical expertise, ECA2 devises unique creations for special events, World Expos, Olympic ceremonies and permanent shows for theme parks…

Semi-permanent show opening in May 2012
Design - Creation - Production
Director & Producer: Jean-Christophe Canizares
Head of Operations & Technical Director: Guillaume Duflot
Screenplay, Artistic Director & Show Director: Moira Smith
Big-O Architecture: Mark Fisher


ECA2 Part of Publicis Worldwide,
Press contact / Images:

Emmanuelle Charotte
International Sales & Marketing Executive

Séverine Aillery
International Sales & Marketing
Tel: +33 (0) 1 49 46 30 44.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Korea in World Expos... n°3 - Seattle 1962 - Following

Now it's time to show you the pavilion of Korea in Expo'62 Seattle totally finished, as it is in the final 3d film...
The scene is finally very simple, but the lack of documents about this part of the expo obliges to focus on the pavilion, and nothing more.

Pavilion of Korea at Expo'62 Seattle - Images from the 3D film

Pavilion of Korea at Expo'62 Seattle - Images from the 3D film

Pavilion of Korea at Expo'62 Seattle - Images from the 3D film

Pavilion of Korea at Expo'62 Seattle - Images from the 3D film

Pavilion of Korea at Expo'62 Seattle - Images from the 3D film
Localization of the Korean pavilion Expo'62.

The next expo traited will be Expo'67 Montréal... in a few days.

Monday, May 14, 2012

More photos from the Norway pavilion

Today, May14, HRH Crown Prince Haakon Magnus and Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske visited our Pavilion today. Here together with all the guides and the responsible persons for the Norwegian Pavilion.

HRH Crown Prince of Norway Haakon Magnus opened the National Day of Norway at EXPO 2012 today!

May 13, outside of the Norway Pavilion... preparing for the National Day of Norway at EXPO May14.

Audience captivated by the journey along Norway's 25 148 kilometer long coast line :

Sneak peak from the Voyager with captain Kim Ji In :

United Arab Emirates Facebook Photopods Gallery

The UAE pavilion permit to each visitors to use the SEA MAIL and to leave an interactive message with your photo portrait...

Facebook Photopods Gallery

UAE Facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/EXPO2012UAE

A few first pictures for the Netherlands pavilion...

Netherlands pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Netherlands pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Netherlands pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Netherlands pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Netherlands pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea


While waiting more photos about the Swiss pavilion...

No visitors ? ;-)

Swiss pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

First day for Singapore Pavilion - Win a trip to Singapore !!!

To celebrate the first day of Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea, Singapore Pavilion with the support of our generous sponsors - Singapore Airlines & Oasia Hotel - gave away a pair of return air tickets from Seoul to Singapore as well as a 4 day 3 night stay at Oasia Hotel to one very lucky winner! Check out who walked away with the top prize here! And its not too late for you to stand a chance to win too! Just come visit Singapore Pavilion located at the International Pavilion, Pacific Zone D103! We have two more lucky draw happening on the 20th & 27th May, so come on down now to the Singapore Pavilion for a chance to win!

Our pretty Paradoxity ladies spreading the good news of the upcoming lucky draw to visitors at EXPO 2012 Yeosu :

Singapore pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Each visitor to the Singapore Pavilion are given a chance to participate!
Singapore pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

The Sinapore Pavilion Lucky Draw box filled with coupons!
Singapore pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Eager crowd waiting in anticipation for the live draw at 3.30pm!

Inviting our Guest of Honor - Commissioner of Section for Singapore Pavilion - Mr Eng Tiang Sing to pick the winner...
Singapore pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

"CONGRATULATIONS! You have just won for yourself a free trip to Singapore!!
Singapore pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar Pavilion Opening Cermony - May 12

Some shots... thanks to Qatar pavilion website and facebook.

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion - Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea

Qatar pavilion Website : http://www.qatarpavilion.com/

Korea in World Expos... n°3 - Seattle 1962 - Following

As we said in the first article, 62 years separate this Expo of Seattle to the previous Korean participation in 1900.
Indeed, the country had to suspend its participation because of Japanese colonization and the Korean War.
The history of Korea in World Expos could well continue.

3D project - Seattle Expo'62 - texturing

3D project - Seattle Expo'62 - texturing

The pavilion of Korea was in the area number 3: the World Trade and Industry, next to India, Thailand, San Marino, Peru and the United Nations.
Korea presents more than 800 products from its various industries.
The artistic life of the nation is also represented through the work of its artisans.

3D project - Seattle Expo'62 - texturing

3D project - Seattle Expo'62 - texturing

Next time, you will see this pavilion in its expo envionment, and visitors, extract from the 3D film.