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Germany Pavilion

Germany Pavilion
Germany unveiled its pavilion design for World Expo Shanghai 2010 today.

The 6,000-square-meter Germany Pavilion, named "Balancity," will showcase typical urban life in Germany and introduce how the country's products help solve urbanization problems.

The German government invested 30 million euros (US$47.34 million) in the pavilion, said Dietmar Schmitz, commissioner general of the German Section in the Expo. Some German companies will also contribute.

Schmitz said they are expecting about 50,000 visitors daily during Expo 2010, which means more than 9 million people may visit Germany Pavilion.

The pavilion is composed of three floating spaces and one cone-shaped structure, said Lennart Wiechell, the architect of the pavilion. It will provide a "light and elegant" feeling.

The cone-shaped hall can hold 750 visitors.

Other exhibition halls will showcase a harbor view rebuilt from the city of Hamburg.

Before the press conference today, Germany signed a participation contract with Expo organizers.

Construction will start in several months and will be completed in April 2010, Schmitz said.