© Philippe Lemaire
The Caja Inmaculada (CAI) pavilion in the Expo is entitled 'The CAI Tapestry Garden' and bases its proposal on the beauty of nature in art. It is formed by a natural garden and canals, inspired by the presence of water and flora in the exceptional collection of tapestries housed in the Seo Museum in the city of Zaragoza, one of the most important in the world. In fact, the CAI Social Work has collaborated decisively in the restoration of the museum and its most important tapestries. The CAI Tapestry Garden is located on the second floor of the Ranillas participants' building, opposite the square formed by the pavilions of Spain and Aragon and the river aquarium. Its spectacular façade is remarkable, in which glass and alabaster from the central area of the Ebro Valley (Aragon) have been used. The exhibition area is a path that crosses the pavilion, between vertical and horizontal gardens of plants and flowers, which create tapestries and designs. The exhibition area is dominated by the exceptional tapestry 'Baptism in the Jordan', made in the 16th century, which the Metropolitan Council of Zaragoza has ceded to the Fund to be exhibited in its pavilion during the international exhibition. It is one of the twelve examples in the museum restored by the CAI.
© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008