The 2008 World's Fair The 2008 World's Fair Term Paper ID:39026 Essay Subject: This paper provides a theme and the architectural concept and design for the World...... 3 Pages / 675 Words 2 sources, 7 Citations, MLA Format 12.00 Paper Abstract: This paper provides a theme and the architectural concept and design for the 2008 World’s Fair. The theme of the World’s Fair, held in Brazil, is “biodiversity,” and the pavilion architecture and structure and the landscaping of the fair grounds will reflect this in design.Paper Introduction: The World's Fair Introduction A World's Fair is any of various large expositions sanctioned bythe Bureau of International Expositions BIE that last for to monthsand are categorized into three types universal international orspecialized World's World's Fairs typically showcase nationalpavilions and other architectural creations as their main attraction World's Up to the present time there have been three eras of World'sFairs with each era focusing on a unique theme These are ERA I Industrialization ERA II Cultural Exchange and ERA III Nation Branding My conceptfor the next World's Fair will usher in a new era, ERA IV - Biodiversity.
In light of greater environmental awareness and rising multiculturalismaround the globe, the theme of Biodiversity guides my architectural visionfor the next World's Fair. One in four pharmaceuticals comes from aplant in the rain forest (Rain 1). Body In keeping with the theme of Biodiversity, I believe the nextWorld's Fair should be held in Brazil because South America is home to theAmazon rain forest, a region offering unparalleled biodiversity with over1 million species of flora and fauna across 2.5 million miles (Rain 1).
Due to environmental devastation, 2 , square miles of rain forest isbeing lost annually (Rain 1). My architectural conception for this World'sFair includes showcasing the rich diversity of this endangered biome, including different pavilions that are designed based on the aspects ofbiodiversity they represent.
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"World's Fair." Wikipedia. For instance, in the first circle will be the variousorganisms (fungi, herbs, roots) used from the Rain Forest to makepharmaceuticals that save lives. The pavilions inside this enormous circlewill also be arranged in a circular pattern of rings, mirroring the life oftrees but also ranging from the lowest forms of biodiversity around theouter ring of pavilions to the highest forms of biodiversity in the centerring of pavilions.
The 2 8 World's Fair will have three additional rings of pavilions, including the diverse herbs and foods found in the rainforest in the secondring, the enormous diversity of animal species in the third ring, and inthe fourth, center ring, pavilions designed to express current threats tothe destruction of the rainforest. In this manner, the architecture will entertainand inform visitors, while hopefully inspiring changes in behavior andattitudes. 2 7. The World's Fair Introduction A World's Fair is "any of various large expositions," sanctioned bythe Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) that last for 3 to 6 monthsand are categorized into three types: universal, international, orspecialized (World's 1).
Such threats include logging, mining, drilling, agriculture, grazing lands, hydroelectric projects andinfrastructure developments due to these industries (Rain 2-4). Reflecting contemporary society, thesepavilions can be designed to showcase the latest technology for creatingpharmaceuticals from rain forest organisms while also providing images ofpatients whose lives were saved by these medicines from around the globe. New drugs and promising approaches for treating and curing cancer and otherdiseases can be showcased as well. 2 January 2 7.
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At the center ring, they then discover the significantthreats not only to the Rain Forest but to the world's biodiversityincluding human beings. Up to the present time, there have been three eras of World'sFairs with each era focusing on a unique theme. 1996.
The structure of the 2 8 World's Fair from an architecturalstandpoint is meant to welcome visitors into a ringed jungle environment. As they explore each successive row of biodiversity pavilions they becomemore and more educated about the value of biodiversity and the rain forestfor all human beings, showing our mutual connection through theenvironment. Onepavilion will be designed like a barnyard with live cattle grazing; anotherwill be designed to look like a miniature hydroelectric plant with workingfeatures; and another will include a miniature "logging" operation, including information on sanctioned and illegal logging.
2 January 2 7. These are: 1) ERA I - Industrialization (1851-1938); 2) ERA II - Cultural Exchange (1939-1991);and 3) ERA III - Nation Branding (1992-Present) (World's 2). Conclusion I believe the theme of biodiversity and the above architecturalconcept to express it will deliver a World's Fair in 2 8 that isreflective of contemporary society in ways that promote awareness to helpshape a better society and world for us all. Works Cited"Rain Forest Facts.
" RainTree. The landscaping and grounds of the World's Fair will revolve arounda jungle or rain forest theme, including the entire perimeter circled witha variety of the different kinds of trees, plants, shrubs, flowers, andother flora of the Rain Forest. World's Fairs typically showcase "nationalpavilions" and other architectural creations as their main attraction(World's 1).