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Korea - Expo Sevilla 1992

Korea at the Exhibition Expo Sevilla 1992
© Alvaro Pinel
Architect(s) : hak-Sun Oh

At Expo'92 in Seville, Korea presented to the world all that is most remarkable in its traditions and five thousand years of history.

The exterior design of the Korean pavilion recreated the festive atmosphere of a Janchijip, representing a house where banquets are held to celebrate certain events. Its exterior design expressed the link between tradition and modern technology, between the past and the present, between East and West, using images of hands - which are considered the origin of creativity. The nation's scientific discoveries were presented with the help of models, photos and devices of an iron-covered ship, a rain gauge and a sundial, which were considered the oldest in the world.

A modern video show created by Nam-June Paik, a great specialist in video art, could also be viewed through more than a hundred television sets.

The pavilion had an auditorium with 200 seats for film projections on multiple screens and for the performance of traditional dances.

Near the exit, visitors were offered information on tourism "in this land of morning peace".

© Official Guide Expo'92