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Benin Pavilion

Benin Pavilion

THEME: Insertion of Village Territory in Cities as an Engine for Sustainable Development

PAVILION: The exterior design of the Pavilion draws inspiration from the Royal Palace of Abomey and incorporates its traditional residential buildings “TATA” which look like European chateaux. The exterior appearance is bright and warm with rich colors, bringing you into a romantic wonderland of fairytales come to life.

Benin Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into a central display area and a secondary area. The Pavilion utilizes the “fishing boat” as a common element that runs through the entire design, combined with the decorations of featured local crafts. Thus the Pavilion elaborates on the urbanization of Benin today. Visitors enter into the central display area where photographs showcase Benin’s culture, traditional houses, arts and handicrafts. In display cases, visitors are treated to bronze, wooden and copper sculptures, ivory carving and other traditional arts and crafts of the Benin people. Visitors then can enter the secondary display area where exhibits will show the ongoing urbanization of Benin and the progress being made in improving the lives of its citizens. With the majority of the nation being rural, the transition to an urban culture is not without challenges and the interaction between the urban and rural sectors of Benin life are critical in the ongoing development of this West African nation.

CUISINE: There is no dining area listed for the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is no specific shopping facility listed for the Pavilion.

Note: This Pavilion is located in the Africa Joint Pavilion.


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