One of the themes that predominates at the Expo is what I would call "curved spaceship design." The giant Cultural Center definitely has the look:
Singapore threw some trees on top and pieces jutting, but it still falls into the round, metallic, and dull camp:
Finland gets a little credit for turning their dome upside down and going for a Noah's Ark sort of look:
China Aviation also has the bland, rounded appearance with something like a peanut shell covering:
Japan added some color to their dome, which looks like it could part of
Taken alone, none of these designs are particularly bad. But when you see them one after another at an exposition that supposedly is forward-looking, you start to wonder if humanity's creative well is running dry. To me, these buildings more call to mind 1977 rather than 2027. Is this really a glimpse of the future or a rehash of the past?