Thursday, May 31, 2012

2,500 Korean School Children Visit Romania Pavilion at Expo 2012

Yeosu, South Korea -- The Pavilion of Romania at the International Exposition Yeosu 2012 was visited on 24 May 2012, on the Open Day for Students, by about 2,500 Korean youngsters eager to learn more about Romania. They were impressed by the contemporary design and the innovative technologies of the Romanian pavilion.

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The President of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), Romania’s Commissioner for Expo Yeosu 2012, Ferdinand Nagy received a group of high school students from Jeonju, South Korea. The young South Koreans enjoyed specific dishes at the Romanian restaurant at the Pavilion.

The students got information about the beauty and uniqueness of the Danube Delta – the theme of the Romanian Pavilion – in the Korean language as well, from undergrads of Bucharest University’s Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, which provides support throughout the duration of the exposition.

The visitors were impressed by the cutting-edge technology featuring in the Romanian Pavilion. Using their own mobile phones and tablets, they accessed Augmented Reality information points, getting relevant info and images. Moreover, several Kinect applications helped familiarize the young visitors with the history, wildlife, and traditional customs and costumes of the Dobruja region.

Romania is present in South Korea at Expo 2012 Yeosu with a pavilion focusing on the uniqueness and ecological importance of the Danube Delta, in tune with the general theme of EXPO 2012 – “The Living Ocean and Coast: Diversity of Resources and Sustainable Activities.” The Pavilion is so designed as to showcase the uniqueness of the Danube Delta and its protected areas, generated by bio and ethnodiversity, in the context of sustainable development.

The architecture and design of the Pavilion at Yeosu are the work of Romanian architect Andrei Mihailescu and have been materialized by the Korean A&A Company Co. Ltd.