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Dominica Pavilion

Dominica Pavilion

THEME: Green Life in Natural Cities

PAVILION: This open-roofed Pavilion utilizes the color green not only as a symbol of the national flag but also of the ecological responsibility that is a hallmark of Dominica. The Pavilion is divided into five distinct exhibition areas.

Dominica Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion demonstrates the interaction between the rural and the urban environments of Dominica with a stream that runs through the Pavilion with charming footbridges allowing access to either side. A mini-waterfall near the rear of the Pavilion represents the natural beauty of the Dominican landscape. A half-buried Amerindian canoe reminds us of the native peoples of the island. Display areas show the native artwork and handicrafts of Dominica, along with video screens showing the lush natural landscape of the island. In the center of the Pavilion is a gazebo of the type commonly found in Dominica; from time to time, local music and dance performances will be staged there. On the right wall video screens show the lively Old Market and Roseau Market in the capital city of Roseau; along the wall, umbrella tables show the wares that can be purchased in the Markets. In the rear of the Pavilion is an exhibit of the Roseau Botanical Gardens, including a recreation of the main gates of the Gardens. A large photomural displays Morne Bruce, with the cross and the mountain there, leading up to a large flat-panel video display screen showing scenes of Dominica. Smaller screens on either side of the main screen also show various scenes of Dominica, Roseau and the countryside. To the left of the Botanical Garden display is an exhibit on the Green side of Dominica, including a windmill and a solar-powered greenhouse.

Dominica 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 Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

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Barbados Pavilion

Barbados Pavilion

THEME: Blending Diverse Cultures in the City

PAVILION: The Pavilion resembles the urban landscape of Barbados, including a Spanish fort, a charming city street, a beautiful beach and a parasailing tourist enjoying the best the island has to offer.

Barbados Pavilion

EXHIBIT: Visitors enter past the reception desk into an exhibition area that focuses on the tourism facilities that are second to none in the Caribbean. Surfing, parasailing, golf, cultural tourism, ecotourism, ziplining, scuba diving and other tourist activities are all highlighted, while video screens show the island paradise that is the Barbados. Other exhibits detail the thriving sugar cane industry as well as the growing popularity of submarine tours.

CUISINE: There is a snack bar at the front of the Pavilion.

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

Note: This Pavilion was located in the Caribbean Community Joint Pavilion

Greece Pavilion

Greece Pavilion

THEME: POLIS: The Living City

PAVILION: The Pavilion intends to present a slice of Greek life, condensing the 24 hour day into the 12 hours that the Pavilion will be operating. The exterior of the Pavilion will be colorful, inviting visitors to enter and experience the joy of life that the Greeks celebrate.

Greece Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion doesn’t follow a linear narrative, so visitors are free to explore it however they wish. However, all visitors enter through the Reception area, where they will be greeted and told what “time of day” it is in the Pavilion (i.e. “Welcome to Greece. It is morning”). Here they can receive a “map” of the Pavilion if they so wish and use it to navigate their tour; there is a solar clock installation to help tell the Pavilion “time.”

Greece Pavilion

Along the left side of the Pavilion is the Sea Front, a water-filled canal which serves both as a linking device for the Pavilion but also represents the relationship between Greece and the sea. In one corner is The City and The Sea, a gallery that emphasizes this relationship as a spur for economic growth and exploration. The views of several Greek ports are in illuminated video screens, and visitors can also observe a ship travelling on the Aegean Sea.

Greece Pavilion

The Agora shows a cyclorama of the Greek capital of Athens. A wheel in the center of the room reveals various aspects of the moving panorama, which involves visitors in the exhibit interactively. A pair of touch screens on either side of the wheel shows specific “hot spots” that when touched show details of the view with further information; there are over 130 “hot spots” in all. The Urban-Rural gallery shows various Greek products, created in rural districts then brought to the urban areas for consumption. Visitors are invited to choose a product and then follow its development on video screens around the room.

Greece Pavilion

In the Ecology gallery, various challenges (i.e. air pollution, traffic congestion etc.) are presented on a big screen. In the center of the room is a half-ring like structure. A visitor can interact by placing their hand on the structure; when two other visitors follow suit, a sound is heard and three possible solutions to the challenge are projected on side screens. A Theater presents cultural performances ranging from symphony orchestras, buskers, dancers and theatrical presentations are presented, filmed live in Greece at various times of the day prior to the Expo. The performances shown on the screen will correspond to the time of “day” it is in the Pavilion. The Living Together gallery show Greeks in various cities and locations interacting with one another as well with non-Greeks in projected images on screens corresponding to the time of “day” it is in the Pavilion. In the Prosperity gallery, four screens show interlinking images that illustrate the prosperity of Greece, from technical innovation to tourism development. Finally, in the Square, visitors will see the skeleton of a traditional Greek ship floating in a simulated harbor and an olive tree, giving the impression of the Greek lifestyle as they exit the Pavilion.

Greece Pavilion

CUISINE: In the central square is an open-air-style cafe that will introduce visitors to the charm of Greek al fresco dining and the world-famous delicious Greek cuisine.

SHOPPING: There is a small counter at the exit of the Pavilion at which Greek goods and souvenirs are sold.

Russia Pavilion

Russia Pavilion

THEME: New Russia: City and Citizen

PAVILION: Twelve irregularly shaped 20 meter tall towers in white, gold and red surround a 15 meter high central building known as the “Civilization Cube.” Each of the twelve towers are decorated with the national symbols of the twelve regions of Russia. The buildings are meant to resemble the circular formation of a Russian folk dance, and the overall design is based on the City of Children from beloved Russian author Nicolai Nosov’s “The Adventures of DUNNO and His Friends.”

Russia Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The first section of the exhibition, City of the Future through the Eyes of Children is characterized by artwork by children, inspired by their solutions to modern urban challenges showing the wisdom and whimsy of Russian children. These are displayed throughout this gallery along the walls and in specialized display cases.

Russia Pavilion

In the Innovations Hall, displays on safe nuclear power including a model of a Fast Neutron Reactor, superconductors, water reclamation and floating nuclear co-generation plants all showcase Russian innovation and science. In the Regional Tower, the twelve regions of Russia show their technology, culture and innovation in various displays highlighting each individual region.

Russia Pavilion

The City of Talents is a fairy tale version of a city as might be imagined by children – it is located on the second floor of the Pavilion. Interactive touch screens flash games help in the understanding of this section of the Pavilion, where whimsical and colorful characters display innovative solutions to ongoing urban problems. Bright colors, giant fruit and vegetables, and video screens lend an air of fantasy and charm to the Pavilion.

Russia Pavilion

CUISINE: There are two dining facilities available at the Pavilion’s exit; one a fast-food counter window, the other a full service sit-down restaurant where guests may experience the full extent of Russian hospitality.

SHOPPING: At the Pavilion’s exit is an extensive gift shop, where Russian goods and Pavilion souvenirs may both be purchased.

Senegal Pavilion

Senegal Pavilion

THEME: Infrastructures, Construction, Catalyst of Sustainable and Harmonious Development

PAVILION: The Pavilion takes its inspiration from the contour map of Senegal. A distinctive lion statue, symbol of Senegal, marks the entrance to the Pavilion.

Senegal Pavilion

EXHIBIT: The centerpiece of the Pavilion is a stylized baobab tree, which symbolizes wisdom and whose life-saving juice has saved many a traveler in the desert. Part of the tree acts as a display rack, where Senegalese handicrafts are mounted. There are four distinct exhibition areas; the newest infrastructures at the international level, the complex economic zone, the management of forests, sanitation and water and the business cluster of tourism, handicrafts and cultural industries. Display walls, video screens and real objects convey the ongoing urbanization and development of Senegal. Ongoing engineering projects currently under construction, including railroads, roads, expressways, airports, ports, dams and bridges are highlighted, along with the economic boon provided by these industries.

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

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

Note: This Pavilion was 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.

Chad Pavilion

Chad Pavilion

THEME: Cities of Plan, Cities of Harmony

PAVILION: The unique landscape of Chad featuring rock formations called yardangs make this a distinctive and eye-catching Pavilion from the visitor’s perspective.

EXHIBIT: The Pavilion is divided into five distinct exhibits; City with Yardangs, Ethnic Culture, Economy and Resources, Urban Planning and the Interactive Zone. There will be video screens mounted on various walls updating visitors on progress being made on various projects around Chad, to acquaint them with the beautiful and mysterious landscapes of Chad and introduce them to the vibrant and colorful culture of Chad’s various tribal groups. Multimedia interfaces will give visitors a hands-on introduction to Chad’s culture, landscapes and unique architecture.  

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.