jeudi 31 juillet 2014

History - Chile, at the Expo'70 Osaka

"Expanding the horizons of the Pacific" is the theme that shows the determination to turn Chile into the Pacific and expand its cultural and commercial relations with Asian nations.

Since the World Exhibition in Paris in 1889, Chile has participated in any event of this type.

However, evidence of his interest at EXPO 70, he was the first South American country to send its candidacy in Osaka and made ​​a series of postage stamps to commemorate the World Fair in Japan.

The Chilean pavilion was designed by Chilean architects Federico Guevara, Gonzalo Asenjo and Isaac Esquenazi. In collaboration with the consulting architect and engineers Hugo Ramon Hernandez and Raul Ramirez Undurraga. Its metal frame is covered with Chilean copper plates for the roof and steel side walls and is based on a lattice structure, extraordinarily bold.

Exceptionally highlighted this building reflects the fundamental qualities of the Chilean people: simplicity, elegance and moderation. These traits of the Chilean discernible in everyday life are revealed also in the rational use of resources and breadth of knowledge.

This pavilion is located across from the Square Friday. At the entrance, a "Moai" of volcanic rock, from the island of Easter, symbolizes the presence of Chile in the Pacific. The interior offers an image of the country in its geographical, cultural, industrial, institutional and human resources, through processes audio-visual documentaries, which are presented so that the visitor is immersed in an oasis of quiet rest.

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