The Site of the 2010 World Expo

The site of the Shanghai World Expo is on both sides of the Huangpu River, in the districts of Pudong (meaning east of the Huangpu) and Puxi (meaning west of the Huangpu). It covers a total area of 5.28 square kilometers, with 3.93 sq km in Pudong and 1.35 sq km in Puxi. The Expo Site is equipped with many facilities in both enclosed and outdoor areas. The enclosed areas cover a total area of 3.28 sq km, with 2.39 sq km in Pudong and 0.9 sq km in Puxi. The site for World Expo 2010 is divided into five zones, marked A, B, C, D and E, each of which has an average area of 60 hectares.


Zone A

cated between the Expo Boulevard to the West and the Bailianjing Rivulet to the east in the Pudong section, Zone A will be the place for China Pavilion and foreign national pavilions of Asian countries (not including Southeast Asia).

Zone B

In Pudong, covering an area between Zone A to the east and Lupu Bridge to the west, Zone B hosts the Theme Pavilions, Expo Center and Performance Center. The national pavilions of Southeast Asian countries, some of the pavilions of Oceanian countries, and pavilions for international organizations are also located in this zone. Theme Pavilions will include: Urban Being Pavilion, Urban Life Pavilion, Urban Planet Pavilion and Urban Future Pavilion.

Zone C

Located in Pudong, in an area known as Houtan to the west of Lupu Bridge, Zone C will host European, American and African national pavilions in clusters and a large public amusement park of about ten hectares will be built at the entrance.

Zone D

In Puxi, to the west of Expo Boulevard, Zone D is an example of Chinese modern industry: the site of the Jiangnan shipyard. Some of the ancient industrial buildings will be kept and renovated into corporate pavilions. The docklands and shipways to the east of the corporate pavilions will be preserved and made into a place for outdoor public exhibitions and cultural exchange.

Zone E

Located in Puxi, to the east of Expo Boulevard, Zone E will be the site for stand-alone corporate pavilions, the Urban Civilization Pavilion, the Urban Exploration Pavilion and the Urban Best Practice Area.

Pavilion Groups

There are altogether 12 pavilion groups, each of which has an average area of 10-15 hectares. Eight groups are situated in the Pudong Section, and the other four groups are in Puxi Section.

Pavilion Clusters

There are altogether 26 pavilion clusters, each of which covers an area of about 2-3 hectares. The average floor area enables a pavilion cluster to accommodate 40-45 exhibition units. In order to make it convenient for the visitors, small canteens, shops, telephones, toilets, nursing services and other public facilities will be built in each pavilion cluster.