Just in the European section, the pavillion of Croatia.
All the pavillions (except for the Chinese one) were in the process of being dismantled/demolished. This is the Argentinian one being diassenbled.
Welcome? Another of the pavillions sealed off prior to demolition.
Can you guess which country this pavillion is for? The UK ! Apparently the 'hair' on the building was fibre-optic like cables, and lit up the building inside.
The Dutch pavillion was very cool. Now surrounded by a blue fence ready for demolition.
The French pavillion.
The Polish pavillion being dismantled.
The Spanish pavillion was covered with wicker panels, on a large steel skeleton/frame.
The colourful Serbian pavillion (Spanish pavillion again on the left).
The Finnish pavillion was based on a viking ship.
The Aussie pavillion. It was shaped like Ayers rock, with a exposed/rusted iron shell. Note the row of carlton gold.
Some PLA soldiers at the Thai pavillion.
The NZ pavillion had a roof with native plants (both fake and real) and polystyrene rocks.
The NZ Pohutakawa 'tree' (i.e. man-made), courtesy of Weta studios' in Wellington.
The Chinese pavillion was quite imposing at about 15 stories high, and the only structure that will remain on the site. In the foreground, a pedestrian bridge is beginning to be dismantled.
One of the three big 'funnel' type structures. Apart from looking cool, these massive strctures served no real purpose, and were dismantled after 6 months of 'use'.
The Saudi pavillion. Saudi is quite a closed society (e.g. almost impossible to get visa's for westerners), so shooting through the fence was my go at a bit of metaphor. Reportedly cost $US200 million to construct, and will be shipped back and reassembled in Saudi.
Some photogenic debris.
At the Nepal pavillion.
The South Korean pavillion was very photogenic, and also a good example that although alot of the buildings were very impressive, they were only designed to last 6 months.
South Korea 2.
South Korea 3.
At my other 'home' pavillion, the UAE. The main building in the background.
It was designed to resemble a sand dune, and it actually looked pretty close to one.