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Dominica Pavilion

Dominica Pavilion

THEME: Green Life in Natural Cities

PAVILION: This open-roofed Pavilion utilizes the color green not only as a symbol of the national flag but also of the ecological responsibility that is a hallmark of Dominica. The Pavilion is divided into five distinct exhibition areas.

Dominica Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion demonstrates the interaction between the rural and the urban environments of Dominica with a stream that runs through the Pavilion with charming footbridges allowing access to either side. A mini-waterfall near the rear of the Pavilion represents the natural beauty of the Dominican landscape. A half-buried Amerindian canoe reminds us of the native peoples of the island. Display areas show the native artwork and handicrafts of Dominica, along with video screens showing the lush natural landscape of the island. In the center of the Pavilion is a gazebo of the type commonly found in Dominica; from time to time, local music and dance performances will be staged there. On the right wall video screens show the lively Old Market and Roseau Market in the capital city of Roseau; along the wall, umbrella tables show the wares that can be purchased in the Markets. In the rear of the Pavilion is an exhibit of the Roseau Botanical Gardens, including a recreation of the main gates of the Gardens. A large photomural displays Morne Bruce, with the cross and the mountain there, leading up to a large flat-panel video display screen showing scenes of Dominica. Smaller screens on either side of the main screen also show various scenes of Dominica, Roseau and the countryside. To the left of the Botanical Garden display is an exhibit on the Green side of Dominica, including a windmill and a solar-powered greenhouse.

Dominica 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 Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

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Nigeria Pavilion

Nigeria Pavilion

THEME: Our Cities: Harmony in Diversity

PAVILION: The outer walls of the Pavilion are made to resemble Zuma Rock, gateway to the Nigerian capital of Abuja and one of the seven wonders of Africa. The rest of the Pavilion exterior makes use of the colors of the Nigerian national flag to create a striking exterior.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into three distinct sections. The first, Light of Civilization, focuses on Nok and Ife artworks and the culture of the Benin people. The columns will be adorned with Adire fabrics and other local materials from the various ethnic groups in Nigeria. Native trees to Nigeria that play a vital economic role in the country’s export trade will help give the Pavilion a green and placid look. The second, A Peaceful Country on the Rise, includes a stage for performances of Nigerian music, dance and theater. Displays and interactive media will show the continuing economic rise of this country rich in natural resources, and predict that in the near future Nigeria will be one of the strongest economies in the world. The third section, Hopes, will display handicrafts, art and sketches that define the national image; e-books will inform visitors further of the Nigerian culture and wisdom.

CUISINE: There is a dining area adjacent to the second and third exhibit areas of the Pavilion.

SHOPPING: Local products and delicacies are available in a gift shop at the Pavilion’s exit.

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.