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Algeria Pavilion

Algeria Pavilion

THEME: House of My Fathers

PAVILION: The Pavilion boasts typical architecture of the Kasbah, the alluring central city of Algiers.

Algeria Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter down a reproduction of the crowded and narrow streets of the Kasbah. The scents of Algerian spices, sold on street corners in the Kasbah, waft through the air, transporting the visitors immediately to the exotic North African country. Here, visual and interactive displays are kept to a minimum in order to preserve the illusion of walking the streets of the Kasbah.

Algeria Pavilion

As visitors move through the streets, they will slowly rise up a series of easy riser steps to a viewing area above the rooftops of the Kasbah they just walked through. Here a movie about the varied landscapes and cultures of Algeria is projected onto the very rooftops from projectors hanging from the roof of the Pavilion, giving a surreal and fun experience to visitors rather than just setting them in a traditional theater and projecting the same images on a screen. Following the film, visitors will descend into an interactive area where they can find out more information about the images they’ve seen in the film.

Algeria Pavilion

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

SHOPPING: Adjacent to the interactive zone there is a large bazaar that will make available products and crafts of Algeria, as well as souvenirs from the Pavilion for purchase.

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Eritrea Pavilion

Eritrea Pavilion

THEME: The Philosophy and Development of Urbanization in Eritrea

PAVILION: The Pavilion utilizes traditional Eritrean dwellings along with the bright colors that are endemic to African artwork to create a Pavilion that joins the modern to the traditional in an organic way.

Eritrea Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into two exhibit areas. The first is Better Life in the Asmara Region, which will showcase life in the capital city of Eritrea and its satellite urban areas. Infrastructure and social services will be highlighted as well as the rich cultural heritage going back to Byzantine and Islamic periods. The second gallery, Harmony of Nature and Humanity, will display the lush natural landscapes of Eritrea, concentrating on the large coastline area but also on its rich highland interior. This display will also highlight the imperatives for ecological reform and cultural preservation, with the restoration of an internal railroad line and recent archaeological findings chief among ongoing projects. Both areas utilize slide shows, video displays, physical displays and posters in their exhibits.

Eritrea Pavilion

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

SHOPPING: A bazaar outside the Pavilion entrance sells handicrafts such as wooden carvings, headdresses and bracelets for reasonable prices. Also, you can have your hair braided in traditional Eritrean style in the bazaar.

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

African Union Pavilion

African Union Pavilion

THEME: The Great Benefits of Clean Energy on Africa’s Urban Management

PAVILION: An impressive entrance presents African script and statuary with a shimmering earth model on the side, showing African status in world affairs and the focus on protecting the world environment. Visitors tour a curved corridor along which the AU presentation will exhibit the development, urbanization, economic rise and cultural heritage of the member nations of the African Union.

African Union Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter through a grand entrance in which gigantic primitive figures are displayed, representing the cultural history of tribal Africa. Script on the sculpture welcomes the visitor in the many languages of the globe. The flags of the member nations of the African Union are prominently displayed, as are photo-dioramas portraying the ongoing urbanization of the African continent. In the main gallery, a globe structure sits in the center, illustrating the place of Africa in world affairs, particularly in the fight to protect the global environment. Here, in the Pavilion’s central forum, presentations will be made to exhibit the commitment of the African Union to utilize clean energy in urban development, and illustrate the vitality of Africa and the positive contributions that the harmonious development of the continent make to world peace in the decades since the colonial era. Films displayed on video screens around the central forum reinforce this, as well as show the ongoing effort to protect, restore and maintain the ancient African culture even as the modernization of Africa continues to move forward.

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

SHOPPING: African artwork and crafts are on sale in a small shop outside the entrance.

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

Bangladesh Pavilion

Bangaldesh Pavilion

THEME: Spirit and Growth of Golden Bengal

PAVILION: The Pavilion entrance is decorated with colorful traditional Bangladeshi patterns.

Bangladesh Pavilion

EXHIBIT: A small sculpture, pictures of new urban areas and models of traditional architecture symbolize the dialogue between tradition and future. Pictures on a wall show the Bangladeshi national features. An exhibit at the rear of the Pavilion explains the “anti-climate risk” policy of Bangladesh. A recreation of a typical Bangladeshi bazaar sits near the front, while in the rear is a display of the wonderful products produced in Bangladesh. A delightful exhibit also depicts the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove swamp and Bangladeshi candidate for the Seven New Wonders of the World.

Bangladesh Pavilion

CUISINE: A restaurant serving amazing Bangladeshi cuisine sits in the rear of the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: There is a gift shop at the front of the Pavilion near the entrance.

Note: This Pavilion is located inside Asia Joint Pavilion I