Saturday, May 1, 2010
Morocco pavilion at Shanghai Expo - The Kingdom's legacy and the life art
Morocco is the only African country having its own pavilion in Shanghai expo 2010, the 4,000 sq meter pavilion is meant to showcase the Kingdom's legacy of ancestral civilization and the Moroccan art of life , the Chinese Embassy in Rabat said in a statement.
The Moroccan pavilion day will take place on September 30, and will be an opportunity to highlight Morocco's arts, history, culture, environment and urban development.
The pavilion is inspired by the rich culture of Morocco, which embodies wisdom and the spirit of innovation. It showcases the legacy of traditional civilization and the art of life. The exhibition represents different aspirations of residents and their lives as well as Morocco's thinking over history, culture, environment and urban development.
Morocco is the only African country that has built its own pavilion. Its exhibition area, 4,000 square meters, also tops the list of African countries. Morocco boasts a special environment combining Arab Muslim and African cultures. Its people have developed special lifestyles and these will be showcased.
The pavilion aims to create a cozy and comfortable place for visitors. Advanced technologies have been used to create it as a work of art.
Shanghai expo 2010 brings together 242 countries, regions and international organizations. It will be the largest in the expo’s history with over 70 million visitors expected. The 184-day event will be livened up by 20,000 artistic and cultural events.
On November 18, 1999, the Chinese government officially decided that Shanghai would bid for the 2010 World Expo. With support from home and abroad, Shanghai won the bid on December 3, 2002, at the 132nd General Assembly of the International Exhibitions Bureau.
Expo 2010 Shanghai China is a great event to explore the full potential of urban life in the 21st century and a significant period in urban evolution. Fifty-five percent of the world population is expected to live in cities by the year 2010. The prospect of future urban life, a subject of global interest, concerns all nations, developed or less developed, and their people.
Being the first World Exposition on the theme of city, Exposition 2010 will attract governments and people from across the world, focusing on the theme "Better City, Better Life." For its 184 days, participants will display urban civilisation to the full extent, exchange their experiences of urban development, disseminate advanced notions on cities and explore new approaches to human habitat, lifestyle and working conditions in the new century. They will learn how to create an eco-friendly society and maintain the sustainable development of human beings.