The Taiwan Pavilion Expo 2010 uses multi-layered multimedia performances to convey the building’s core concept, “Mountain, Water, & Lantern of the Heart.” In day and night two different appearances, visitors from around the world will marvel at the huge LED ball representing “The Heart of Taiwan” and its lantern screen which projects a wide array of spectacular views of the island that echo one another. The concrete LED ball is constantly encircled by moving virtual images, including thousands of flying butterflies and a deep-sea experience. Taiwan’s creativity, sustainability of nature and local arts are among other stunning themes and visions that the Pavilion will share with the world.
The Taiwan Pavilion’s “Lantern of the Heart” is also surrounded by a rimless pool at the foundation to symbolize the Pacific Ocean, while the water from Sun Moon Lake, ceramic butterflies made in Yingge and actual rocks from Jade Mountain serve as metaphors of five harmonious elements of the East: metal, wood, water, fire and earth. When visitors step onto the sky lantern lighting stage, it will seem as taking a step onto Taiwan’s very soil. When people light the sky lanterns, they are expressing their wish for harmony in the world, as well as their hope to “go back to nature” in “future cities.” Each activity designed by the Taiwan Pavilion aims to realize the dream of maximizing harmony in our lives and to share a new vision of the 21st century with the world which is also the essence of the Taiwanese spirit.
‧Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA)
‧Taipei World Trade Center
‧C.Y. LEE & PARTNERS ARCHITECTS/PLANNERS
‧DA CIN Construction Co., Ltd.
‧YAOX Edutainment Co. Ltd., Taipei
‧GL Events (Shanghai)
Mountain, Water, & Lantern of the Heart - Nature‧Spirit‧City
Exhibition Area: 1400m2
Building Height: 23.8m
Exhibition Date: 2010/5/1~10/31