Mexico Pavilion at Expo Yeosu in South Korea Wins Bronze Award
The Mexico Pavilion of Expo Yeosu in South Korea has been honored with a Bronze Award for Creative Display. Expo Yeosu Korea 2012 hosted pavilions designed by 104 countries from all over the world during its 93-day run from May 12 to August 12, 2012. Mexico’s presence at Expo Yeosu was especially noteworthy, as 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and South Korea.
The theme of the Mexico Pavilion was the pre-Columbian history of Mexico, with special focus on the 2012 Mundo Maya campaign. The concept of this space showed Mexico through its biodiversity, for instance, the oceans seen through Mayan eyes. The Mayan culture was represented in the entire pavilion. The entrance to the Pavilion’s main theater is a tunnel displaying several Mayan icons. The tunnel is intended to re-create the experience of entering a sacred pyramid.
Click here for a gallery of images from the Mexico Pavilion at Expo Yeosu.