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Mali Pavilion

Mali Pavilion

THEME: Prosperity of Urban Economy

PAVILION: The Pavilion is a representation of Malawi’s natural wonders, with golden beaches, blue skies and clear lakes dominating the landscape.

Mali Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion will proudly display the abundance of Mali’s art treasures, including live demonstrations of Malian crafts and art. Dogon dances will be performed, and on display will include such items as antelope sculptures (symbolizing courage), Kono masks, puppetry from the Bambara region as well as other regional artworks. The Urban Economy exhibit will display the urban modernization of Mali and the concept of the city-village, an important ideal in the overall development plan of Mali. The historic Sudanese architectures of Mali combine to create the impression of a culture growing and improving yet retaining the essence of its traditions. A recreation of a Mali Mosque represents the importance of faith in the Malian culture, as well as the importance of food as a means of bringing people together. The colors of Mali – the rich browns and golds of the grasslands, the deep blue of the River Niger and the greens of her forests and mountains, come together in the center to show how the Malian culture ties all the natural elements together.

Mali Pavilion

CUISINE: There is a snack bar inside the Mali Mosque exhibit.

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

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

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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.

Republic of the Congo Pavilion

Republic of the Congo Pavilion

THEME: Natural Life in the Modern Setting

PAVILION: The domestic architecture of the Brazzaville Congo is the highlight of the Pavilion’s design; a semi-arc structure with columns.

Republic of the Congo Pavilion

EXHIBIT: At the entrance, models portray the train station and port of Pointe Noire, introducing the importance of the Republic as a central transportation hub. Art is displayed in train trucks along one wall, showing the whimsy and creativity of the people of the Congo. The importance of leisure is exhibited in a small display area surrounded by a fence with a lovely Arabic fountain at its center. An art gallery on the rear wall shows the innovation and creativity of Congolese art both ancient and modern. The final exhibit displays the natural resources and urban economy of the Republic of the Congo.

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 Pavilion.