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Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion

Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion

THEME: Whole Country – One City.

PAVILION: The exterior of the Pavilion is covered with a high tech nearly transparent material that allows air and light to pass through. The material is attached as curtains which are changeable on these curtains are the drawings of children from throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina. The outer appearance of the Pavilion will therefore change regularly, adding a playful element to the exterior.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is laid out in a “Figure 8” configuration to allow for leisurely browsing of the exhibits. Visitors enter through the first exhibit; Grass Landscape: The Space of Nature. Videos and physical displays will give visitors an idea of the natural beauty of B&H, showing them the grasslands and forests that make up our land. The next exhibit is The Space of City, which will transport visitors into ancient and modern Bosnia and Herzegovina, utilizing modern technology to depict ancient villages and modern cities throughout the region. Short films about important archaeological and historical monuments run continuously against a background of traditional songs from B&H. Artifacts and crafts from all over the country will be displayed here. The Magic Box is a small theater where Bosnian films from various eras in the country’s history will be shown throughout the day. Interactive Workshop is adjacent to The Magic Box and will show open-type workshops, typical for the region. Touch screen displays will allow visitors to “directly” contract the workshops depicted. In the corner is a tribute to Vladimir Peric-Walter, a cult figure in Bosnian cinema. Model trains from his masterpiece Walter Defends Sarajevo are on display here. Innovations of Our Cities depict Bosnian ingenuity through the Inventors Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina, an initiative that has encourage new inventions which to date have brought 45 new products to market and have won numerous awards throughout Europe for innovation.

CUISINE: A two story restaurant is available near the Pavilion’s exit. The lower level serves traditional cuisine from the region and has décor of natural materials (stone, wood etc.) while the upper level serves fusion cuisine influenced by Chinese ingredients and methods; that portion of the restaurant is modeled after a modern Sarajevo coffee bar.

SHOPPING: A souvenir shop is presented for your convenience at the Pavilion’s exit.

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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.

Mali Pavilion

Mali Pavilion

THEME: Prosperity of Urban Economy

PAVILION: The Pavilion is a representation of Malawi’s natural wonders, with golden beaches, blue skies and clear lakes dominating the landscape.

Mali Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion will proudly display the abundance of Mali’s art treasures, including live demonstrations of Malian crafts and art. Dogon dances will be performed, and on display will include such items as antelope sculptures (symbolizing courage), Kono masks, puppetry from the Bambara region as well as other regional artworks. The Urban Economy exhibit will display the urban modernization of Mali and the concept of the city-village, an important ideal in the overall development plan of Mali. The historic Sudanese architectures of Mali combine to create the impression of a culture growing and improving yet retaining the essence of its traditions. A recreation of a Mali Mosque represents the importance of faith in the Malian culture, as well as the importance of food as a means of bringing people together. The colors of Mali – the rich browns and golds of the grasslands, the deep blue of the River Niger and the greens of her forests and mountains, come together in the center to show how the Malian culture ties all the natural elements together.

Mali Pavilion

CUISINE: There is a snack bar inside the Mali Mosque exhibit.

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

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