Wednesday, December 22, 2010

World's Fair Wednesday- Brussels 1958

After not having seen much images of the pavilions at the Brussels World's Fair until this collection of slides, I am liking the fair much more. Fantastic Mid-Century architecture set in a green pastoral setting with lots of grass and trees. The first image shows the Germany (Deutschland) pavilion made out of steel and glass allowing the outside in.

Next up is a modern sculpture of a building for Phillips Radio with France, Morroco and Tunisia in the background.

Coca Cola also used modern architectures being a glass and steel beauty.

Final image appears to be more traditional for a World's Fair, Morroco in traditional architectures.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

These are FANTASTIC! I have a few boring images from the Brussels fair, but I love these detailed shots.

A Snow White Sanctum said...

Those are some great shots. Frank Lloyd Wright would have liked the openness of the glass Deutschland pavilion.

Katella Gate said...

Great shots of an under-seen fair. The modern stuff is very exciting. (Modern for 50 years ago). I suspect these buildings were much cheaper than the NY pavilions, but you'd never know it.

walterworld said...

That's a very functional and modern Coca Cola building. We need more like that...