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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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Eritrea Pavilion

Eritrea Pavilion

THEME: The Philosophy and Development of Urbanization in Eritrea

PAVILION: The Pavilion utilizes traditional Eritrean dwellings along with the bright colors that are endemic to African artwork to create a Pavilion that joins the modern to the traditional in an organic way.

Eritrea Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into two exhibit areas. The first is Better Life in the Asmara Region, which will showcase life in the capital city of Eritrea and its satellite urban areas. Infrastructure and social services will be highlighted as well as the rich cultural heritage going back to Byzantine and Islamic periods. The second gallery, Harmony of Nature and Humanity, will display the lush natural landscapes of Eritrea, concentrating on the large coastline area but also on its rich highland interior. This display will also highlight the imperatives for ecological reform and cultural preservation, with the restoration of an internal railroad line and recent archaeological findings chief among ongoing projects. Both areas utilize slide shows, video displays, physical displays and posters in their exhibits.

Eritrea Pavilion

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

SHOPPING: A bazaar outside the Pavilion entrance sells handicrafts such as wooden carvings, headdresses and bracelets for reasonable prices. Also, you can have your hair braided in traditional Eritrean style in the bazaar.

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

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.

Australia Pavilion

Australia Pavilion

THEME: ImagiNation

PAVILION: Featuring sculptured curving walls and a red ochre exterior, the Australia Pavilion is inspired by the world famous Ayer’s Rock. The color of the Pavilion’s red façade is made from the use of a special kind of steel which is commonly used in Australian cities. It will change color responding to the temperature and humidity of Shanghai.

Australia Pavilion Show

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is a fun and relaxing place for visitors of all ages. Divided into three distinct but inter-related sections labeled “Journey,” “Discover” and “Enjoy,” the Pavilion incorporates almost every aspect of Australian life. These include a spectacular landscape, a strong and vibrant economy, rich culture, technological expertise and innovation, outstanding research and education, and Australia’s commitment to sustainable development. In the first section, “Journey,” visitors are allowed to leave behind the bustle of the Expo site as they are drawn into a story depicting Australian history with interactive and sophisticated exhibits and pictures. “Journey” is divided into five exhibition spaces. The first one visitors will see as they enter and begin to ascend the ramp that circles around the Pavilion is “Bedrock,” a celebration of the indigenous culture combining traditional and modern arts. The installation pieces were developed by indigenous artists from Maningrida in the Northern Territory. Next, visitors will arrive at “Sisters”, which looks at the contributions of Australian women to not only Australian culture and development, but also on a global level. Mini-documentaries will be projected on various video screens in this exhibit linking women of diverse backgrounds and creating an emotional response in the visitor. Next is “Nation,” an impressive and light-hearted look back at the history of Australia shown with typical Aussie humor through caricatures, physical displays and large-scale illustrations. “Land” is all about where we live, with a visual display shaped like a wave that morphs from stone and acrylic to steel. Finally, the last exhibit in “Journey” is “People” which exposes visitors to Australia’s multicultural society through portraits of ordinary Australian people and everyday Australian life. Visitors will then wait in a preshow area which marks the beginning of “Discover,” in which videos will show scenes of Australian culture and prepare visitors for the main themes presented in the main theater. There, visitors will be treated to a spectacular multi-media event, with video and animatronic presentations at a theater-in-the-round. Although the show is presented in Mandarin, visitors can get translation headsets at the reception area just as they enter the Pavilion. After the show, visitors will enter “Enjoy” where they can experience the Aussie lifestyle and landscapes for themselves in our three-story atrium.

Australia Pavilion Interior

CUISINE: Excellent Australian food and wine will be available in our dining area just outside the gift shop in the “Enjoy” section. The menu is meant to reflect Chinese sensibilities of cuisine using Australian ingredients and flair.

SHOPPING: In the third section, “Enjoy,” visitors will enjoy high quality shopping opportunities in our retail shops, which will feature the finest in Australian goods as well as souvenirs from the Pavilion.

Australia Pavilion Interior