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Guinea Pavilion

Guinea Pavilion

THEME: Urban Development under Different Contexts of Environment and Natural Resources

PAVILION: The exterior façade of the Pavilion is rich with characteristics of the country’s historical architectures to immerse the visitor in a vivid atmosphere. The Guinea Pavilion adopts the local gatehouse as the main architectural element.

Guinea Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion will be divided into several areas, meant to showcase the diversity of natural environments in Guinea, as well as the country’s potential as a leading supplier of bauxite and other natural resources. Gigantic stone columns give the Pavilion an air of solemnity, while traditional Guinea paintings, sculptures and carvings will depict folktales from the region. Films, photographs and display exhibits will portray the cultures of the four natural zones of Guinea, as well as several large urban projects currently underway that tackle problems such as urban economic development, ecological conservation, poverty and migration from rural to urban zones.

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 Paviion.

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Botswana Pavilion

Botswana Pavilion

THEME: A Heritage of Peace

PAVILION: A welcoming archway admits visitors in a free-flowing way that allows easy access to the Pavilion. A gigantic diamond structure represents the abundant mineral resources of Botswana. A globe hangs in the archway, symbolizing the importance of African culture in world affairs.

Botswana Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into three sections; Beautiful Botswana (highlighting the natural resources and natural charm for the tourist), History and Heritage (highlighting the colorful and rich culture of Botswana) and City and Life (highlighting the urban development of the nation). Visitors enter past the diamond structure into Beautiful Botswana, where video and photo displays illustrate the natural landscape of Botswana, with vast pastures, diverse wildlife and the charm of the Okavango Delta. The visitors then can enter History and Heritage, where displays of wood carving, stone carving, ancient buildings, music, paintings, the art of dance and local cuisine give them a sense of the diversity and wisdom of Botswanan culture. The exhibit will also display the effects that technology has had in raising the nation from primitivism to the modern culture that Botswana is today. Finally, visitors will enter the City and Life gallery where once again photos and video will illustrate how the abundant natural resources and cultural accumulation have impacted the development of the Botswanan urban environment.

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 inside the Africa Joint Pavilion

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.