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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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Poland Pavilion

Poland Pavilion

THEME: Poland is Smiling

PAVILION: The design of the Pavilion, appearing to be a folded paper box, is inspired by its folk art of paper cut-outs. During the daytime, the exhibition hall will be filled with light filtering through paper-cutting patterns; at night it will shine with different colors and leave a deep impression on visitors.

Poland Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The chief conception of the Pavilion consists of three parts: human, creativity and city, through which the emphasis is on the human element being the most important one in cities. This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Polish national icon and beloved composer Frederic Chopin, and one exhibition area will be devoted entirely to him. Visitors here will walk in both the real and virtual worlds. The application of multi-media projection will create a special exhibition, and display the profound history and cultural foundation that affect Chopin and contemporary citizens that live in Polish metropolises. Visitors will enter down a fairy-tale like passageway that further enhances the outer Pavilion design of paper cut-outs. Video screens placed periodically will present an introduction to Poland and her people. Delightful images will be projected, not only highlighting the cut-out elements but adding whimsical touches here and there. In the first gallery is a large screen where a paper dragon will cavort. The dragon, symbol not only of China but of ancient Polish monarchs, will talk and sing; there is also a place for Visitors to sit and watch the dragon’s doings. The Poland Design area will display articles of Polish daily life; furniture, fashion, paintings and groceries. Visitors can see how a typical Polish home looks. One section is designed for young people, and the other is for older people. This area will display Polish designs and technical solutions for a more convenient city life. One exhibition area will be devoted entirely to Chopin, his music and his life. The section entitled Humans Create Business will display the possibility of economic cooperation and investment.

Poland Pavilion

CUISINE: In the Pavilion restaurants, visitors can taste delicious Polish food and also exports such as cheeses, frozen meat, honey wine, vodka, candies, mushrooms and apples. They can also taste Chinese cuisine made with Polish ingredients. Windows of the restaurant will house typical Polish scenery; for example wild oxen in old Bialowieza Forest and mountain scenery in Zhakerp. 

SHOPPING: The souvenir shop offers products that promote Poland to evoke good feelings in visitors and help them form a connection to Poland. Some products are connected to Chopin, edifying Chinese visitors about the life of this great musician.

Iran Pavilion

Iran Pavilion

THEME: Blending of Diverse Cultures in the City

PAVILION: The Pavilion fully embodies traditional Islamic architecture and reveals its glorious ancient art and colorful contemporary lives. The Pavilion emphasizes the harmonious development between Iranian rural and urban areas. 

Iran Pavilion Interior

EXHIBIT: The whole Pavilion is divided into three sections; Iran of the past, present and future. Iran of the past introduces the nation and its civilization while the present division displays archaeological treasures and cultural heritages of Iran. Water, soil, light and color are the main design elements of the Pavilion. Water, with the image and sounds of its flow, signifies the nation’s vast space; soil symbolizes humanity and their creations; light is regarded as an emblem for the origin of nature and various colors are tokens for the wide range of animal species living within Iran. The first floor of the Pavilion has exhibits of archaeological artifacts from Iran’s distant past, as well as large-scale lighted photo boxes of more recent events. The main gallery on the first floor has a spectacular fountain of exquisite beauty dominating the center of the room, with seating around it so visitors may rest and enjoy the coolness of the water. A quarter dome above the main gallery represents Iran’s place as one of the four original human cultures. Modern oil production as well as the future of Iranian cities is exhibited here. Video stations and other exhibits show the productivity and craftsmanship of the modern Iranian. There is also a display on Iran’s extensive innovation in the fields of lasers, including a laser harp which visitors can actually play by touching their fingers to the laser beams.

Iran Pavilion Interior

CUISINE: There is a small café on the first floor.

SHOPPING: The second floor contains a large shopping center where visitors may purchase world-famous Persian rugs, as well as the artwork and folk crafts of Iran.

Iran Pavilion shop