The Republic of Korea’s pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, themed “Future Energy, Smart Life”, took visitors on a journey with “Energy Seed” in search of renewable energy technologies.
The first zone of the pavilion presented live-drawing on a large screen depicting the “Seed of Light” building a giant city with energy allowing people to live richer and more convenient lives. However, the animation drew attention to the limitations of fossil fuels, leading to the possibilities of what the Republic of Korea can do with new energy technologies.
The journey continued with a world of animation. The second zone told the story of a boy, Astan, making an emergency landing on the island of Jeju in 2030. With the help of Ara, a local girl, he discovers the wonders of new energy and the rejuvenation it can bring when he returns home. Along the journey, Astan and Ara came to life, delighting visitors with an enchanting dance performance.
Entering the last part of the pavilion, visitors stepped into a forest of “trees of light” that enabled them to discover the latest technologies from the country using augmented reality. Each visitor could move around the trees, shedding light on different energy innovations, including smart grids, photovoltaic technology and lithium batteries.
Cultural activities were also a major part of the Republic of Korea’s participation in Expo 2017, with daily performances from “K-Crew”, as well as parades and K-Pop concerts.