International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008


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Castilla y León

Castilla y León at the Exhibition Expo Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

Above all, the Castilla y León pavilion is a monument to recycling. For this purpose, the people in charge used exactly 30,370 glass bottles and 446 wooden pillars to build a space that has the characteristic of being completely recyclable, beyond its permanence, thanks to its architectural value. The floor of the pavilion distributes, with large curved lines, three areas, leaving a common space between them that will be an attractive interactive space of lost steps between curved walls, visitors will pass by giving up a common path. Two rooms present a historical and artistic perspective of Castilla y León, one of the most valuable in Spain, marked by key elements, such as the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The other one deals with the Canal de Castilla, a singular hydraulic work illustrated in the 17th and 18th centuries, built as a navigation route for the transport of goods, later used for irrigation, and now recovered for tourist use.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008