AVC Zagreb at the EXPO 2008 in Zaragoza
Enthusiastically expected, the World Expo 2008 Zaragoza, Spain, finally lifted its heavy curtain on June 13th. With the theme of Water and Sustainable Development, Croatia welcomes the people with an imaginative story of a drop of water and a grain of salt!
Now it's time to visit Zaragoza in Spain where the international Water and Sustainable Development show opened its doors last month. With 5,000 shows, 2,000 experts and 140 pavilions it claims to be the biggest water festival on earth.
The EXPO Zaragoza 2008 was opened for the public on Saturday, June 14th. At the ceremony held the night before, the King of Spain officially opened the Exposition. Among the 2,500 guests the ceremony was attended by highest representatives of all levels of Spanish authorities, foreign dignitaries, as well as Section Commissioners for EXPO and ambassadors of 105 participating countries.
On the first day of the Exposition the Croatian pavilion opened its doors to the visitors. Croatia is presenting itself in Zaragoza with the project A Drop of Water, a Grain of Salt that made a great success at the Aichi EXPO three years ago. The project of Studio 3LHD - Damir Fabijanić and Dalibor Martinis although designed for the theme of the Aichi EXPO Nature's Wisdom - perfectly fits the theme of EXPO Zaragoza 2008 Water and Sustainable Development. AVC Zagreb found its place in EXPO 2005 and EXPO 2008 project team as an A/V system designer. This time, in Zaragoza, AVC Zagreb got the privilege to contribute also the equipment delivery and complete A/V system integration on-site. (» detailed project description)
AVC Zagreb performed the inspiration of designers, so the water element is fully displayed in the Croatian exhibiting area.
The journey through the pavilion begins in the entrance hall where dim lighting leaves one with the impression of walking through the depths of the sea, while mirrored walls simulate its infiniteness. In a relaxed atmosphere you are set for a voyage under, through and above the sea surface.
Passing through the doors at the end of the corridor you find yourself closer to the surface, but still underneath; brighter lights and sound of sea waves announce the approach to the surface. Once on the upper floor, the lights change revealing the sea surface as a salt field and the flight above Croatia begins. The saltpans that you walked through before become your window to Croatia.
After the journey through the sea, you enter an oasis of water and nature. Sit and relax under the shadow of a tree and watch the changes that appear on the floor of this unique lounge.
The AVC Zagreb engineering and installation team successfully accomplished the project A Drop of Water, a Grain of Salt and once again presented itself with the powerful and impressiveinstallation.
For a more detailed project description (including the equipment used in the Croatian pavilion) please visit our reference section.