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Zimbabwe Pavilion

Zimbabwe Pavilion

THEME: Transforming Our Communities for a Better Life

PAVILION: The House of Stone, a feature recently excavated in Great Zimbabwe Ruins, will be the motif for the entire Pavilion.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion has several key points that visitors will want to examine for themselves. The Zimbabwe Bird is a symbol for Zimbabwe, a regular occurring feature in the ancient civilization of Zimbabwe – which is the only nation on Earth named for an archaeological site – and some of the most advanced stone carvings in the world. The mysterious Stone City captures the romance and mystery of these ruins and gives visitors a peek into Zimbabwe’s intriguing past. Finally, the Great Victoria Falls covers a wall, using clever lighting effects to give the visitor a sense of standing before this majestic natural site.

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

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

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

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Zambia Pavilion

Zambia Pavilion

THEME: Enhancing the Quality of Urban Life in Zambia

PAVILION: The Pavilion shows both the magnificence of nature (in a display on Victoria Falls) and the challenges of urbanization in a depiction of Lusaka and various types of buildings to be found there.

EXHIBIT: The visitor’s eye will no doubt be caught by the large photo and display area of Victoria Falls, which captures the spirit of the Zambezi River and that of Zambia itself. Welcome Center presents a town square, dominated by a large-scale projection of the plans of Lusaka city, with a red-brick residence, a shabby tin hut, a commercial building and a skyscraper. The external wall of the square will show the four key development points of Lusaka; urban renewal, water resource management, building industry and traffic management.

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

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

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

Tanzania Pavilion

Tanzania Pavilion

THEME: Urbanization for Sustainable Development in Tanzania Cases of Dar-Es-Salaam and Zanzibar Cities

PAVILION: The modernistic design of the Pavilion features a striking statue of a giraffe at the entrance, as well as African art reminding us that the modern would not exist without the traditional.

Tanzania Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The reception area will have a zebra-striped motif as visitors are welcomed by photos of the current president of Tanzania and of the country’s founder, Julius Nyerere. The Central Display Area will feature a sculpture of a magnificent tree. Displays show the grasslands of Tanzania with giraffes grazing on acacia leaves. Occasional performances of Tanzanian dance, music and other art forms will be held here. A photograph of Mount Kilimanjaro dominates the back wall, an iconic image that is sure to awe visitors. The Arts and Crafts Display Area will highlight three treasures of Tanzania; ancient Tinga Tinga paintings, intricate ebony carvings, and the rare sapphire Tanzanite which is only found in Tanzania. The Urban Planning Display Area will feature ten projects currently being undertaken by the Tanzanian government to improve the process of urbanization, including community urban infrastructure improvement, Dar Es Salaam city security improvement, Kurasini port redevelopment, Kigamboni new district project, Zanzibar Island minimal chemical emission project and leaded gasoline management. Finally, the Zanzibar Display Area will look at the redevelopment of the area as a world resort destination, as well as take a closer look at the intricate door carvings the city is known for and the Dhom, a historical wooden sailing ship used in the region.

Tanzania Pavilion

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

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

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

Uganda Pavilion

Uganda Pavilion

THEME: The Philosophy and Development of Urbanization in Uganda

PAVILION: The Pavilion makes a nice juxtaposition with three distinct exhibit areas, one portraying a rural village, one the natural wonder of Lake Victoria and the third an urban setting in Kampala.

Uganda Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The first exhibit shows life in the Ruwenzori Mountains and includes displays on the world-famous endangered mountain gorillas. Visitors will get a glimpse at the magnificent scenery of Uganda here. The second exhibit re-creates a portion of the shoreline of Lake Victoria, complete with red-crowned cranes standing amongst the reeds. Finally in the Kampala Street representation, mosques, churches and colorful murals display the co-existence of various faiths and ethnic groups in Uganda. Window displays illustrate a variety of urban projects either currently underway or in the planning process, including public transportation, waste and water management and environmental protection.

CUISINE: A café will serve traditional Ugandan beverages.

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

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

Togo Pavilion

Togo Pavilion

THEME: Prosperity of Urban Economy

PAVILION: The Pavilion showcases the traditional architecture and décor of Togo.

Togo Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors are treated to the beautiful, harmonious music of Togo as they enter the Pavilion. The first exhibit area is dominated by a modern sculpture representing the importance of participating in the ongoing globalization of our world. Photographs of modern Togolese life contrast nicely with the ancient artifacts of native masks. Interactive multimedia stations and models show the capital of Lome and the concepts for urban construction and prosperity currently underway in the city. The three distinct exhibit areas are connected by circular corridors.

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

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

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

Sudan Pavilion

Sudan Pavilion

THEME: City and Peace

PAVILION: The visually striking façade of the Pavilion takes its inspiration from one of the country’s iconic structures, Suakin Gate, which projects a feeling of solemnity and nobility.

Sudan Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Upon entering the Pavilion, visitors will be treated to the sight of ancient paintings loaned by the Sudanese National Museum. These priceless artworks give the visitors a sense of the ancient culture of the Sudan. On either side of the exhibit, multi-media displays illustrate urban scenes, folk art and Sudan’s ceaseless efforts at wildlife protection. In the rear of the Pavilion, video displays show the history of Sudan and the natural scenery that the country is justifiably famous for. Display cubes show the agricultural products of the region. On the ceiling is a transparent membrane through which colored light is projected, creating a striking visual effect. Small tables and chairs display the unique Sudanese painted art.

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

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

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

Somalia Pavilion

Somalia Pavilion

THEME: Boosaaso: A City with Unlimited Potential

PAVILION: The Pavilion has a distinctly modern tone with blue and white color tones and geometric shapes and curves.

Somalia Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Posters, interactive video displays and slide shows help to display exhibits on the ancient relationships between China and Somalia, Somali culture and traditions, the geographic environment of Somalia and the unique cuisine and food culture of the East African nation. The overall impression is meant to convey Somalia’s commitment to modernization while retaining the wisdom of our ancient culture and maintaining the traditions that help define us as a people. The final display of the Pavilion shows models of camels in a desert setting, an iconic image of the Somali culture.

Somalia Pavilion

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

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

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