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Moldova Pavilion

Moldova Pavilion

THEME: My City is Your City

PAVILION: The Pavilion resembles a fortress, harkening back to Moldova’s medieval history.

Moldova Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into three levels. The first is the Parterre, which is in turn segmented into four heterogenic sections. They will concern the Ancient City, with national symbols of Moldova exhibited including carpets, handicrafts, furniture and models of historical monuments; Modern City with exhibits from the Moldovan industrial sector; Innovations for the City of the Future with exhibits on the scientific and informational innovations of Moldova, and Drinks of Zeus where wine can be tasted and sold. The Second Floor will be a multi-functional destination with photographs, videos and short films designed to promote Moldovan life. Finally, there will be a rest area on the rooftop.

CUISINE: Regular wine tastings will be held highlighting Moldovan wines.

SHOPPING: Moldovan wine will be available for sale in the Drinks of Zeus exhibit.

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Joint Europe Pavilion II

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Bulgaria Pavilion

Bulgaria Pavilion

THEME: City of Shared Heritage

PAVILION: The Pavilion has a modernistic look, utilizing two streets and a square to depict the urban environment of Bulgaria, yet displaying ancient treasures to give the entire Pavilion the look of a modern museum.

Bulgaria Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter past a reception desk and into various displays of the Caspian Sea resorts of Bulgaria, the capital city of Sofia and the city of Plovdiv, an ancient city where many remains of the ancient Thracian civilization can be found. In fact, beautiful golden jewelry from that era are on display near the center of the Pavilion. In the very center is the recreation of a typical Bulgarian town square, with outdoor café and park benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the experience. A representation of the Lyvdov House, a prime example of architecture in the Bulgarian Renaissance style, sits on one side of the square. There is a display on the Etar Architectural and Ethnological Complex, an outdoor museum using existing buildings of social and historical significance to educate visitors to the Bulgarian way of life in ancient, historic and modern times. The display on the town of Tryavna showcases the charm of a 19th century Bulgarian town with museums on the renowned woodcraft of Bulgaria as well as locally famous landmarks. A photograph of the Rila Monastery dominates the back wall; it is one of the largest monasteries in Europe. In the center square, performances of Bulgarian music and dance occur periodically on a small stage. The final display area depicts the modern aspects of Bulgarian architecture and culture, with displays on the new National Assembly building and the burgeoning popularity of Bulgaria as a tourist destination. Embedded screens in the walls show films and videos of Bulgarian urban development, history and cultural integration.

Bulgaria 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 Europe Joint Pavillion II

Albania Pavilion

Albania Pavilion

THEME:

PAVILION: The façade of the Pavilion is a mottled wall representing the ancient city of Gjirokaster, one of Albania’s most emblematic cities.

Albania Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors will enter past a reception desk and along a wall representing the architecture of ancient Albania. Alcoves or niches in the wall will show scenes of Albanian historical sites. Visitors will then pass into a colorful room in which the natural beauty of Albania will be highlighted. Finally, visitors will enter a room where short films and displays on the cities of Albania will be shown.

Albania Pavilion

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

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

Albania Pavilion

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Europe Joint Pavilion II.

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.

Liechtenstein Pavilion

Liechtenstein Pavilion

THEME: Respect and Dialogue

PAVILION: The Pavilion has a precious jewel at its entrance, symbolizing Liechtenstein’s position as the Jewel of the Alps.

Liechtenstein Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter past a reception area where 50,000 Lichtenstein postage stamps create a landscape from near the capital of Vaduz. Visitors will then enter the exhibition hall, where 26 large sized photographs give a panoramic view of the countryside. Special lighting effects will create a day in Lichtenstein, from morning to afternoon to evening. Three large screens will show films pertaining to the Expo theme of “Better City, Better Life.” A film about the culture of Lichtenstein will be projected on a screen under the staircase. A monitor hanging from the ceiling will show Alpine landscapes from Lichtenstein. Visitors can then ascend the staircase into the cinema where a film on the economy of Lichtenstein will be shown.

Liechtenstein 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 Joint Europe Pavilion I

Iceland Pavilion

Iceland Pavilion

THEME: Pure Energy – Healthy Living

PAVILION: The Pavilion exterior is meant to resemble an ice cube with its square structure and blue and white colors. The exterior is covered with a backlit printed fabric whose markings resemble that of glacial ice. The exterior walls on the main gate are made of rock lava, giving the entrance a three-dimensional appearance. The temperature inside the Pavilion will be kept at 21-22C, which is the average summer temperature in Iceland. The aroma of wildflowers, common in Iceland, will waft through the Pavilion.

Iceland Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Video display screens will convey information about Iceland, its economy and its use of green energies (such as geo-thermal energy) in everyday use. On the inside, visitors will make their way in past a reception desk behind which a cloth screen will show pictures of natural Iceland. Visitors will then go into the main exhibit, a room filled with projectors displaying scenes of glaciers, volcanoes, geysers and hot springs, all common in Iceland which is the most volcanically active country in Europe. Short films and amazing full room photographic displays will immerse the visitor, giving them the next best thing to actually being in Iceland. Throughout the Expo, musicians from Iceland will perform in the Pavilion. Icelandic musicians are justifiably gaining notoriety on the music scene worldwide in a variety of idioms, including rock, folk and classical. Icelandic music is typically heavily influenced by our natural surroundings.

Iceland Pavilion

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

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

International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) Pavilion

INBAR Pavilion

THEME: Bamboo and Rattan: Human Settlements Environment

PAVILION: Bamboo and rattan is used to make the Pavilion’s exterior, interior and flooring which is eco-friendly. The curve makes the entire design dynamic and energetic.

EXHIBIT: INBAR is dedicated to promoting the sustainable use of bamboo and rattan. Various exhibits of bamboo and rattan, including furniture, musical instruments, containers and ornaments display the importance of such materials in daily life. The exhibition also shows the organization’s global networks and its contributions to education, environmental protection and international cooperation. The exterior wall contains an LED screen on which short films on the mission of INBAR and its progress will present the favorable living environment created by bamboo and rattan, as well as the charms of nature. The video column inside the Pavilion is a showcase for different bamboo structures in the world and the significance of bamboo and rattan in daily life. 

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

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

Note: This Pavilion is located in the International Organizations Joint Pavilion