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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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Malta Pavilion

Malta Pavilion

THEME: Malta: 7000 Years – A Life Center

PAVILION: The Pavilion juxtaposes the modern and the ancient, using artwork and modern technology.

Malta Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into several areas. In the main exhibition gallery, photos and statues show Malta’s colorful past and present, from Neolithic times to modern. In the interactive zone, touchscreens will allow visitors to retrieve information about Malta, while headsets will allow them to hear the audio portion without disturbing other visitors or being disturbed by them. A high-tech auditorium will show videos on the culture and landscapes of Malta; a Perspex mirror ceiling will provide an illusion of greater depth, while special lighting and audio will create a dazzling audio visual experience for the visitor.

Malta Pavilion

CUISINE: Café Jubilee is a bar in the main exhibition area that will serve coffees and beverages popular in Malta.

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

Note: This Pavilion is located in the Joint Europe Pavilion I

Timor-Leste Pavilion

Timor-Leste Pavilion

THEME: Be With Us, Be With Nature

PAVILION: Lospalos style roof, carved wooden door, processed palm leaves and a dazzling array of handicrafts depict a unique look of Timor-Leste.

Timor-Leste Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The overall environment of the Pavilion resembles a tropical beach setting. With the help of lighting, the country’s natural scenery, scenes of work and entertainment of its people are displayed, showing the harmonious coexistence between humanity and nature. Modern technologies are applied to recreate a day from dawn to dusk in the country and show the peoples tranquil and leisurely life. Various crafts such as wood and stone carving are exhibited and visitors will be able to feast their eyes on local dances and enjoy performances by Timor musicians on a small but distinctive stage. One side of the Pavilion will be taken up with a comfortable seating area where visitors may watch the folk performances and video in comfort.

Timor-Leste Pavilion

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

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

Note: The Pavilion is located in the Asia Joint Pavilion I

Zhejiang Pavilion

Zhejiang Pavilion

THEME: Urban and Rural

PAVILION: The exhibition shows how Zhejiang, an eastern China province adjacent to Shanghai, has successfully made urban and rural areas develop and prosper together. Known as the Bamboo Cube, the Zhejiang Pavilion itself features a structure made of bamboo, one of the most representative elements in the province.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion consists of three sections; front, central and rear halls. In the front hall, images of mountain landscapes, lakes and bijou villas are reflected onto the curved wall in electronic displays. Inside the central exhibition hall, the Pavilion offers a huge celadon bowl brimming with clear water as its ideogram, depicting the beautiful, misty scenery of South China, especially Zhejiang as a poetic and picturesque home. The bowl towers in the central hall at three meters high and eight meters in diameter. Water glistens by the green jade and spills over. Spectators will be hoisted to the edge of the bowl to witness a unique combination of magical vision and modern technology. Inside the huge bowl, real objects moving with scenes in multimedia are on display with unfolding scrolls of poetic scenery one after another. Visitors will first be greeted by a display of Hemdu culture, a Neolithic culture that flourished in Zhejiang about 7,000 years ago. It is followed by a scene of rich harvest as well as the hustle and bustle of the Grand Canal, a waterway that has linked Beijing and Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang, for more than a thousand years. Ten minute electronic shows also include scenes of the four seasons of West Lake, the magnificent bridge built over Hangzhou Bay and many other scenes from the province. In the rear hall, displays demonstrate 11 representative cases of the combined development of cities and villages in Zhejiang.

CUISINE: After a complete tour of the Pavilion, visitors will have a chance to taste Longjing, a famous tea in the province with the water for brewing it from Tiger Spring near West Lake in Hangzhou city.

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