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Expo'70 Pavilion, Suita

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was a world's fair held in Suita, Osaka, Japan, between March 15 and September 13, 1970. The theme of the Expo was "Progress and Harmony for Mankind." In Japanese, Expo '70 is often referred to as Osaka Banpaku. This was the first world's fair held in Japan.The master plan for the Expo was designed by the Japanese architect Kenzo Tange helped by 12 other Japanese architects who designed elements within it. Bridging the site along a north/south axis was the Symbol Zone. Planned on three levels it was primarily a social space which had a unifying space frame roof.BackgroundOsaka was chosen as the site for the 1970 World Exposition by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) in 1965. 330 hectares in the Senri Hills outside Osaka had been earmarked for the site and a Theme Committee under the chairmanship of Seiji Kaya was formed. Kenzo Tange and Uzo Nishiyama were appointed to produce the master plan for the Expo. The main theme would be Progress and Harmony for Mankind. Tange invited 12 other architects to elucidate designs for elements within the master plan. These architects included: Arata Isozaki for the Festival Plaza mechanical, electrical and electronic installations; and Kiyonori Kikutake for the Landmark Tower.Master planTwo main principles informed the idea of the master plan. The first was the idea that the wisdom of all the peoples of the world would come together in this place and stimulate ideas; the second was that it would be less of an exposition and more of a festival. The designers thought that unlike previous expositions they wished to produce a central, unifying, Festival Plaza where people could meet and socialise. They called this the Symbol Zone and covered it and the themed pavilions with a giant space frame roof.
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  • The Osaka world's fair article is crammed with many article have. Memory does not exist so far was born at the Osaka Expo, Museum here is now studying. It is a pavilion and may still have remnants of the vast park a lot of strange. Clean using a free day.
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  • We reopened the iron & steel Museum at that time had been closed for 40 years as a Memorial of the great. Goods for sale are made new and original postcard and brochure interesting is I.
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  • Enter now have a model of the venue at the time, was. At the time of Expo memories hold Memorial Pavilion n books bought and turned the crowded hospital. GE is also the nostalgic book, was impressed. I think it was 回remasenn people together was so slow, I'll slowly spins alone now.
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  • This pavilion used to be called the Steel Pavilion and it had its own theme song called the ‘Song of Steel’, it was used as a music hall during the Expo ’70, as you enter the pavilion you can see what is called the ‘Symbol Zone’ scaled model which during Expo ’70 measured 1km long by 150mtrs wide, there’s directional arrows guiding you through the display(English translations are offered at the ‘Entrance Counter’), there’s actual footage of the Expo along with displays and lots of logistical data, well worth the visit.
  • View is good. A relaxing big park. Sometimes fun events are held inside.
  • Good place to know more about Expo '70 in the past
  • This is the Museum Exposition was held in Osaka in 1970. Tour of the first floor is free of charge, visit the second floor adult 200 yen per person is required. It is a Memorial of recommended ports of call during the visit of the Expo Memorial Park. Nostalgia in this museum exhibits numerous things. Like the uniform's example, and was actually used at the Expo venue electric vehicles, electric bikes, companion. Able to fully feel the lively swing at Expo and watching them favor each exhibit photographs and commentary on display, so understand the Expo and the atmosphere (^ ^) in the first half of the route is especially memorable " Space heater "is. Art produces sound and light is very beautiful (^ ^) in sight just can't sit in the seats, but looking through the glass and was impressed!
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  • There are offices in Expo city. Outside in the garden of Banpaku Kinen Koen. I use iron/copper Pavilion of the Expo as a Memorial. Old Pavilion of the great. A fun look at child's thought recent, there was that news also looks at how I didn't go and see who was to go to the World Expo was held at the in? Closed on Wednesday. It is 200 yen for adults. Park admission is required. From 10 am until 5 pm is. Now on exhibit on the Tower of the Sun.
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