The national Israeli Pavilion for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai is an innovative and architectural futuristic structure symbolizing breakthrough and technology. The 24 meters height, 1300 square meter pavilion is built on a 2000 square meter site. Flowing in form while expressing movement and dynamics, the pavilion continuously transforms as the light changes during the day and night.
The pavilion is composed of two architectural curvilinear forms which hug each other like two hands or two shells. The two dynamic forms symbolize a quiet conversation between man and earth, man and man,nation and nation. They represent the dialog between man and nature, past and future, temporality and eternity, earth and sky, substance and virtual. Within the two forms are two uplifting architectural spaces, symbolizing the spirituality of the ancient Jewish nation. The project consists of three experiential realms: enlightened Garden, Hall of Light and Hall of Innovations. The principal message of World Expo 2010 is innovations for better life. Israel is a modern country, and like China rooted in ancient heritage. It is a country with a dynamic society incorporating cultural values with innovation. This message is expressed through the pavilion's form, its audio-visual and exhibition contents and its use of modern construction technologies.