International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Poland

Poland at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Poland's contribution to the Expo theme of water and sustainable development begins on the pavilion's facades. The wall depicts a graduation tower, a structure several metres high, with a wooden skeleton, on which blackthorn branches are placed. Originally, the graduation towers were used to obtain common salt from the brine. Over time, we discovered its healing properties, which are still used today. Poland, which has such walls in several cities, has this unique facility. The entrance to the enclosure contrasts the rough, coarse appearance of the façade with the white, futuristic image of the cinema and the counter. The colour and texture of the walls of the auditorium represent the hull of a yacht. The visitor can then enter the rushes thicket, where he can listen to the sounds of water and nature, until he reaches the dialogue island, an exhibition in the form of a multimedia game. Here they can learn about the different places in the country and how they change at different times of the day.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008