Disclose the Exhibition Complex Showing a Completion Rate Over 80%


Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea –

▲ (left) aerial photograph on September 2010 and (right) an aerial photograph on November 2011. The completion rate for the construction of the Exhibition Complex has exceeded 80%. The most outstanding difference is the Theme Pavilion constructed offshore connecting the two ports with a bridge, and ‘The Big-O,’ built inside the pavilion, which is an ocean cultural center.

The Organizing Committee for Expo 2012 Yeosu Korea disclosed the photographs of the construction site which shows a completion rate of over 80%.

In the disclosed photographs, an exhibition pavilion is constructed offshore, and in the inner sea, an ocean stage and water screen in the form of an “O” is built. The ten pavilions can be seen as well.

The Organizing Committee stated that “the completion rate of the Exhibition Complex has gone over 80%, and preparation for the Expo is proceeding smoothly” and that “we are taking full measures not only in the hardware, but also in the software such as the exhibition contents and services for the audience.”

The goal is to complete the construction of the Exhibition Complex by February 2012, and then test-operate the Complex for two months from March to the opening date in May 12.

The Yeosu Expo will be held from May 12 to August 12, 2012 at the area around Yeosu Port on the theme of “The Living Ocean and Coast.”

In the Exhibition Complex, various attractions, including ten exhibition pavilions, such as the Theme Pavilion, which is the world’s first exhibition pavilion built offshore, and the international pavilion, which will be prepared by participating nations, various interactive facilities, and the largest aquarium in Korea will be built.