The German Pavilion has been christened "balancity" - a newly coined word signifying a city in balance. Visitors to balancity will embark on a journey through a city of ideas, moving around as they would in a real city - on foot, moving walkways and escalators - through thematic areas representing different themes for a better life in a better city.
The journey starts at the Harbour and leads through a Town Planning Office, a Garden, past the Depot and the Factory via a Park, the City Square and the Forum to the "Energy Source", the city's power plant. A city can be a good place to live - if it provides a balance between renewal and preservation, innovation and tradition, urbanity and nature, community and individual development and work and leisure. That's the message of the German Pavilion.