Monday 19 January 2015

History - IGA 2003 Rostock International Horticultural Exhibition

The 2003 World Horticultural Exposition (in German: Internationale Gartenschau 2003) was organized in the City of Rostock in Germany. It was the 17th World Horticultural Exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions. The park was created in a derelict area around ruins of the former village of Schmar on banks of the river Warnow. This made it possible to have a connection between water and gardens.

The project IGA 2003

The project was more than the World Horticultural Exposition. The accessroads to the newly built Warnowtunnel, the new tradefair and congresscentre, the integration of the historical shiptype Frieden as wharfmuseum, the reuse of the park after the exhibition and the improvement of infrastructure in Rostock were part of the project as well.

Official designation : IGA 2003 Rostock (Internationalen Gartenbauausstellung 2003 Rostock) (Germany)

Date : 25/04 – 12/10/2003

Theme : « A Seaside Park – A new flowered world »

Category : International Specialised Exposition

Organisational Responsability : The Organisers of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2003 is the Hanseatic city of Rostock and the Zentralverband Gartenbau E.V. (Federal Association of Horticulture, registered society). The organisers will be helped by company « IGA Rostock 2003 Gmbh » that involves the city of Rostock with 2/3 parts and the Zentralverband Gartenbau E.V. with 1/3 part. The company is pursuing only tax relief goals and general interest in the meaning of the general tax code of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Site : The IGA Rostock is organised in Warnow – Niederungspark. This surface of 130 ha is located in Northwest of the city of Rostock, and limited by the neighbourhoods of Schmal and Gross Klein, as well as by the shore of the River Warnow.

International Participation : 32 countries: Austria, Bolivia, Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany,Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxemburg, Mauritania, North Korea, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, South Korea, Tanzania, Tunisia, UAE, Vietnam

Visitors : 2 600 000
(Source BIE)

The Park... today :

Friday 9 January 2015

LeMog3D World Expo Life... 1000th article !

Thanks to all readers of my main blog :

Started in 2009, about World Expo Life : now 1000 articles !
Thank you !!

Monday 5 January 2015

History - Panama-California Exposition, San Diego 1915

Each Exposition was very rich in flowers, trees... with an important place dedicated to Horticulture...
back 100 years ago in United States, more precisely at San Diego, California, for the Panama-California Exposition !

This Exposition was an exposition held between January 1, 1915, and January 1, 1917.
The exposition celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal, and was meant to tout San Diego as the first U.S. port of call for ships traveling north after passing westward through the canal.
The Expo was held in San Diego's large urban Balboa Park, on 260ha.
Number of visitors : 3 747 916.

Formal Gardens and Citrus Grove frome Southern Counties Building :

Botanical building :

Lagoon and Botanical building :