Posted on Aug 6, 2012

Seoul based Photographer Nils Clauss commissioned to Capture the Essence at the German Expo Pavilion in Yeosu

Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology and the Hamburg Messe und Congress, Nils Clauss, a Seoul based photographer, documented the mesmerizing event of the German Pavilion at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea. Join us as we delve into this photography project that brings to life the thematic excellence of the German Pavilion.

Unveiling the German Pavilion

At Expo 2012 in Yeosu, the German Pavilion stood as a testament to innovation and creativity. The pavilion’s design celebrated the world’s oceans under the theme “The Living Ocean and Coast”. The pavilion offered a harmonious blend of scientific knowledge and engaging entertainment. Partnering with creative agency ‘Facts and Fiction‘, GPT Architects designed this remarkable pavilion. Once the event took place, Nils Clauss captured the essence of this groundbreaking exhibition.


Named “SEAVOLUTION,” the German Pavilion took visitors on a captivating journey from the coast to the depths of the ocean. It was divided into three thematic environments: “Coasts,” “Biotope,” and “Treasure Chamber”. The pavilion offered interactive displays and immersive experiences that showcased the beauty and importance of ocean life. Through Clauss’s lens, the intricate details of each exhibit were brought to life with clarity and precision, inviting viewers to delve deeper into the wonders of the sea.

Photographic Document

Clauss’s photography was central to the documentation of the pavilion’s success. Clauss captured the essence of each thematic environment. From the sun-drenched beaches of the “Coasts” to the depths of the “Treasure Chamber,” Clauss’s photographs illuminated the pavilion’s design, interactive displays, and thematic narratives with a captivating intensity. His photographs capture the beauty of the exhibits. Further they document the spirit of innovation and creativity that defined this landmark event. These images serve as a lasting tribute to the ingenuity and creativity that characterized this groundbreaking exhibition. The German pavilion has been showcasing the beauty and importance of ocean life in a truly unforgettable way.