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Azerbaijan Pavilion

Azerbaijan Pavilion

THEME: At the Crossroads Between East and West

PAVILION: The façade of the Pavilion is colored in blue, gold and white and is meant to have a distinctive Eurasian look.

Azerbaijan Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The interior of the Pavilion has the spacious feel of an Arabic home with light colors and an expansive open courtyard. Visitors enter past a display of Icheri Sheher, the Old City of Baku that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and details the ongoing efforts to restore it and make it available as not only a tourist attraction but as a centerpiece of life in Baku. Around the outer walls of the interior are displays of Azerbaijan life and cities with a society going back 6,000 years in the region, showing artifacts of Stone Age civilizations as well as modern developments in science and technology. Cultural traditions are shown side by side with modernization projects, illustrating Azerbaijan’s traditional role as a conduit of treasure between East and West due to its position of strategic importance on the ancient Silk Road, and the country’s ambition to restore the Silk Road to its former use and prominence. In the center of the Pavilion, a large columnar kiosk and interactive electronic displays further inform visitors of the cultural traditions of Azerbaijan while they can also sit and enjoy performances of traditional folk music and dance.

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 Europe Joint Pavilion II

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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.