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Italy Pavilion

Italy Pavilion
Italy today unveiled the design for its national pavilion in World Expo Shanghai 2010 as the country signed a participation contract with the organizers.

The pavilion, called The City of Man, is composed of 20 functional modules that can be assembled freely, Giampaolo Imbrighi, its designer, said at a press conference today.

The design was inspired by a traditional Shanghai game, Imbrighi said. In the game, children drop a batch of 20 to 30 sticks on a table and try to move one stick at a time without moving the others until all the sticks are cleared.

Imbrighi said the shape of the pavilion is as changeable as the game, which is called "Shanghai" in Italy.