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Pavilions of American countries IV

2010-04-22 15:10:43 GMT2010-04-22 23:10:43 (Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Pavilions of American countries: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Chile, Colombia, Cuba

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

National Pavilion Day: July 17

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion is a simulated 18thcentury brick and stone building with three brick arches and two antique lampshades decorated with tropical plant patterns. Its interior, with imitation pebble flooring and simulated tropical plants, looks like a tropical forest. Galleries and video footages will be used to display the rich tourist resources of the island as an advocate of eco-tourism.

Suriname Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

National Pavilion Day: July 17

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The pavilion is built as traditional Surinamese house and courtyard. Exhibitions about primitive Amazon rainforest, totem poles and EI Dorado showcase Suriname's brilliant culture and art, picturesque natural scenery and traditional urban life with multimedia presentation and exhibits.

Trinidad and Tobago Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

National Pavilion Day: July 17

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

This is a building featuring curves: curved gates, walls and partitions in the colors of its national flag. Six areas of video display are separated by curved partitions respectively, which named after major cities of the country separately, such as Port of Spain, San Fernando and Chaguanas.

Chile Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: City of Relations

Highlights: Undulating "Crystal Cup"

National Pavilion Day: September 18

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

From an aerial view, the design of the Chile Pavilion resembles an undulating "crystal cup" with irregular wave-like fluctuations. It also conjures an abstract image of ships at sea. The main structure will be constructed of steel and glass. A rectangular brown wood pole will penetrate the "crystal cup" with its side end serving as the entrance to the pavilion.

Colombia Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: Colombia is Passion, the City is Activity

National Pavilion Day: July 16

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

Outer walls of the pavilion are filled with various butterfly decorations which give a tropical appearance. Inside are sections for "the Pacific," "the Caribbean, "the Andes," "the Orinoco River," and "the Amazon." Traditions and customs, natural resources and urban development of the city are interpreted in three perspectives of the past, present and future with multimedia videos, interactive touch screens and models.

Cuba Pavilion

Pavilion Preview

Theme: A City for Everyone

National Pavilion Day: July 26

Location: Within Zone C of the Expo Site

Pavilion Features

The Cuba Pavilion consists of a range of structures such as information bureau, shop and bar. Walking through these buildings, visitors will feel like they are rambling at the center of Cuban towns. The multi-functional public square not only represents the core of Cuban cities, but also demonstrates the theme of the pavilion - providing equal opportunities for every resident and making them involved in urban construction and transformation.

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