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Member since: 24/03/1993

Thailand has been a member of the BIE since 1993, but its involvement in Expos dates as far back as 1862, when the Kingdom sent a delegation to the World Expo in London. Since then, the country’s participation in World Expos, Specialised Expos and Horticultural Expos has been continuous, with the Thai pavilion receiving an award for its theme development at Expo 2008 in Zaragoza. Thailand organised Horticultural Expo 2006-7 – Royal Flora Ratchapruek – in the city of Chiang Mai.

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Participation in Expos

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Mobility for the Future
Architect(s)
Index Creative Village
Size (m2)
3,600
Location
Mobility
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Theme
Bioenergy for All
Size (m2)
740.30
National Day
01/07/2017
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How can humanity be less dependent on fossil fuels and sustainably conserve the environment? Thailand responded to this challenge with the concept of “Bioenergy for All”. With this theme, Thailand’s pavilion focused on understanding the country's bioenergy as well as presenting the link between Thailand's agricultural and bioenergy production. The aim was also to point out how to be energy secure and how to live a sustainable life, as well as integrating Thai culture and ways of life.

Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

The pavilion showcased Thailand's capacity in developing renewable energy and the progress made in bioenergy, inspired by the self-sufficiency theory of the late monarch, HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej. This theory supports the development of “Future Energy” from agricultural products in order to increase energy security, development and sustainability for Thailand and for the world.

Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

The three main rooms of Thailand’s pavilion included:

  1. Live Exhibition: Our Ways, Our Thai
    A Live Exhibition created a life-like experience to present the story and image of Thailand so visitors could have a better understanding of the country’s ways of life, landscape, environment, natural resources and energy potential, which are the core of sustainable living.
  2. Theatre: Farming Future Energy
    A 3D movie theatre allowed visitors to discover a laboratory of the future and to learn about Future Energy from Pa-Lang, the Thai pavilion's mascot. Pa-Lang, inspired by the seed of a plant, means power, strength, and the potential to give power.
  3. Interactive Exhibition: Energy Creation Lab
    This section was designed as an energy lab where the visitors could freely walk around the room to learn about different forms of biomass and biofuel, divided into agricultural categories. Visitors were able to learn about them using interactive multimedia.
Thailand Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

 

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Nourishing and Delighting the World
Architect(s)
The Office of Bangkok Architects, Mr. Smith Obayawat
Size (m2)
2,947
National Day
24/08/2015
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Theme
Colors of Diversity. The Capacity of Thailand
Size (m2)
568
Location
Pacific Ocean Cluster
National Day
05/07/2012
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Thainess: Sustainable Ways of Life
Size (m2)
3,268
Location
Zone B
National Day
05/09/2010
Theme
Vegetation against desertification
Size (m2)
389
Location
Edificio Sol
Award
Silver - "Thematic aspect of the pavilion" Category - pavilions smaller than 500 m2
National Day
19/08/2008
Theme
Art of Life
Size (m2)
972
Location
Global Common 6
National Day
12/08/2005
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
From Biodiversity Comes Food for the World
Size (m2)
4,200
Location
Pavilion West
National Day
12/08/2000

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