Not too surprising, we suppose. They broke ground on this at the expo site today, More from the Shanghai Daily:
The structure is named as “the crown of the East” as its most distinct feature is the roof. It will be made of traditional dougong brackets, which have a history of more than 2,000 years. …
China Pavilion’s design was chosen from 344 entries submitted from all over the world and revised by experts, the organizers said.
The China Pavilion, covering an area of 6.52 hectares, will host a 20,000- square- meter exhibition inside based on the theme “Chinese wisdom in urban development” by explaining values about harmony, nature and spirit.
It will also include a national pavilion, a joint pavilion for provinces and cities as well as separate pavilions for Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
Each province or city will get a 600-square-meter exhibition area in the pavilion.
Organizers have also launched a worldwide search for exhibition designs. Winning entries will be published in mid April.
Construction of the pavilion will be completed in two years.
Well, it better be.