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Columbia Pavilion

Columbia Pavilion

THEME: Columbia is Passion, The City is Activity

PAVILION: The exterior of the Pavilion is decorated with butterflies and butterfly motifs, adding a tropical element to the exterior of the Pavilion.

Columbia Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into the various regions of Columbia, from the Pacific to the Caribbean, the Andes to the rainforest. The Pacific area has the calming sound of waves lapping against the shore. There is also a small theater where an introductory video of Columbia is shown.

Columbia Pavilion

The main exhibition hall of the Pavilion is a kaleidoscope of activity. Sumptuously decorated with special lighting effects, palm trees, a representation of a Mayan temple and everywhere touch screen video displays to inform the visitor of the various regions of Columbia, this is the heart of the Columbia Pavilion. A gondola car hangs above the floor, representing the world-class Columbian ski resorts. Sacks of Columbian coffee beans are piled in one corner, ready to be shipped around the world. Behind the Mayan wall is the interactive zone where visitors can learn more about Columbia’s economy and her exports.

Columbia Pavilion

CUISINE: A Columbian-style café is located at the Pavilion’s exit. Here, visitors may sample for themselves the world famous coffee of Columbia, as well as native juices and snacks.

SHOPPING: Along one wall of the Pavilion is a large and comfortable gift shop full of Columbian products and Pavilion souvenirs.

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Cote D’Ivoire Pavilion

Ivory Coast Pavilion

THEME: Cohabitation of Diverse Cultures in the City

PAVILION: The Pavilion looks a bit like a mushroom, filled with whimsical and playful elements to make the experience a more entertaining one. The colors of the national flag correspond to each of the three exhibition galleries.

Ivory Coast Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into three exhibition galleries. The first concentrates on the Social, in which the historical heritage of the Cote d’Ivoire is displayed. Examples of the protection of our heritage are given, while the story of the collision and eventual blending of different cultures is played out on video screens and in photographs and physical displays. The rich tourism resources and handicrafts of the region are also on display. The second gallery, Economy, will proudly display our main exports of cocoa and coffee and reveal the agriculture-based economy of the Cote d’Ivoire, as well as examine the growing shift to a more urban economy which will become a priority in the 21st century for our nation. The third and final gallery, Environment, will display a model of a rapidly developing urban environment contrasting with scenes of the oceans, forests and lagoon plains of the Cote d’Ivoire, illustrating our commitment to maintaining our environment and the importance of the harmonious co-existence of the human and the natural in our evolving culture.

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 Paviliion.