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Swedish innovation on display in Expo pavilion

2010. 4 May

The inner walls of Swedish Pavilion are decorated with scenes from Sweden's nature and the environment that we all share. [Xu Lin /]

by Xu Lin

( With an exhibition on environmental protection, energy-saving and harmony between nature and people, innovation has made Sweden Pavilion a big attraction for visitors at the Shanghai 2010 World Expo, according to Swedish officials and pavilion designers.

Annika Rembe, commissioner general of Sweden's Expo committee, said on May 1 that although Sweden is not a large country, it ranks as one of the world's most innovative nations. With the theme "Spirit of Innovation,"Sweden Pavilion aims to provide smart solutions to an improved daily life.

Christer Stenmark, CEO of Sweco, said the pavilion's main concept was harmony between human and nature. The walls of the pavilion show the street plan of downtown Stockholm and landscapes of the country. In addition, the pavilion comprises four buildings made of green materials and employs waste-water treatment and energy-saving techniques. Designed for continuous use, the pavilion can be easily deconstructed and moved to other locations.

The pavilion, which covers 1,500 square meters, displays through its five exhibition halls different perspectives on environmental challenges Sweden has met during its development, the solutions it has found and the achievements it has made.