International Exposition of Zaragoza 2008 - Expo 2008

Water and sustainable development

June 14, 2008 - September 14, 2008

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Ibercaja at the Exhibition Zaragoza 2008

© Philippe Lemaire

The Ibercaja pavilion, on the second floor of the Ranillas Building, is conceived as a sober space dedicated conceptually to the Ebro. The facade is painted an intense blue colour, and on the wall there is a relief map of the hydrographic region of the river basin made of fibreglass. After passing through the entrance, the public enters a large hallway, where they can stamp their passport and take home a souvenir of the exhibition while waiting for their turn at the show. Three of the walls in this room are covered with mirrors, creating a play of reflections. On the fourth wall, which is graphite grey, suspended elements representing the logo of the defragmented organisation are illuminated. The visitor passes through a tunnel with images of riverbanks on the left and right and a scenography that simulates the bottom of a river with water on a non-slip glass floor. When you enter the main hall, the first thing you see is a large white model with the relief of the Ebro basin, on which lights and balloons are projected. Two terraces occupy the two sides of this room. From there, the audience contemplates the audiovisual projection. The exit occurs quickly with two independent ramps that lead directly to the outside. On the other side of the pavilion there is a VIP area with a cloakroom, a rest area, a bar and a space for the organisation's professionals.

© Exposicion International Zaragoza 2008