Energy is used by all human beings, and in all environments. The ability to make the most of energy and to use it properly is the key to the standard of living enjoyed by people in the industrialised countries of the world. The central theme of the Energy Pavilion exhibition was therefore the relationship between energy and living standards.
The architecture of the pavilion was designed to create the impression of an energy machine, whose parts, presented in such a way as to give the visitor a human perspective on energy, were the elements of the exhibition. The tour started at the top of the building with a general view of all the rooms. An impressive audiovisual presentation projected onto a large sphere showed the relationship between human progress over a long period of time and the use of energy.
The close relationship between energy and the standard of living we can enjoy today was illustrated by examples such as food, transport, and finally manufacturing, which was represented by the production of cars.
Nowadays, there is a need to find more affordable sources and means of production, there is a need to save energy. This exhibition presented the problem of the challenge that will have to be faced to ensure a reasonable standard of living for the world's population; it also showed how human ingenuity and inventiveness will be applied to the challenge of the future, to cope with the depletion of non-renewable energy sources, to exploit new sources, and to create means of saving energy.
The energy pavilion was about the progress of man and society. It is a celebration of human achievement, with a realistic understanding of the needs that will arise in the future to continue the journey of human discovery.
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