EXPO Estonian pavilion visited by 3 million people


The Estonian pavilion at Expo Milan world exhibition has been visited by three million people, which is a record for the country so far.

“If one compares this figure to the size of Estonian population, then undoubtedly, it is a big number of which to be proud. At the same time, we hope that over the remaining week and a half, many more would still find their way to our pavilion,” said Andres Kask from Estonian delegation.

Kask added that over the past month, the number of visitors at EXPO has continuously increased: “There are hours-long queues in the pavilions and people seize this final opportunity to experience the world exhibition.”

Built from 100 unique wooden modules and open from three sides where visitors can follow their own path of exploring the exhibition, Estonian pavilion has stood out this time.

In May, CNN included it among the 24 most impressive designs at the exhibition. "Three floors of shifting wooden blocks create the "nesting boxes" which contain the best of Estonia's culinary culture, with food and drinks inspired by its nature. Energy swings at the ground floor can be used by visitors to produce electricity and see how much effort translates into the energy required for everyday tasks like charging a phone," the American TV-channel said.

According to the architects behind the design, the Estonian pavilion indicates that the country is in constantly changing process and development.

The Estonia pavilion displays the exhibits of 40 Estonian companies and organizations. Participation in the EXPO 2015 cost Estonia an estimated 3.7 million euros.

EXPO Milan opened in May 1 and runs until October 31, 2015.

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