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Estonia - Expo Hanover 2000

Estonia at the Exhibition Expo Hanover 2000
© Philippe Lemaire

The pavilion had its roof formed by a forest of spruce trees, each 2.5 metres tall, and waved in the wind.

Steel cables attached to the trees hung down to the floor of the room, where at the other end were attached stones from Paldiski, an Estonian beach on the Baltic Sea.

The stones swayed in time with the trees. The transparency of the materials, blue glass floor, smoked glass facade, and the construction itself gave the impression of lightness and openness.

Inside the pavilion, films were shown on a large screen, inviting visitors to discover Estonia, as well as animations on touch screens.

The pavilion was arranged in a minimalist style, with very few objects on display.