The theme of the Belarus Pavilion – “Forest of future technologies”.
The forest is a natural heritage of our country. A unique European forest area with extensive virgin forests has been preserved on the territory of Belarus. The forest symbolizes the unity of multiple individuals, making them stronger altogether, which corresponds to the main theme of EXPO 2020 “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. The architecture of the Belarus Pavilion is developed on the base of metaphor images inspired by forest and everything that entails.
While entering the pavilion visitors get into the Interactive Corridor. On one of the walls there is a LED panel with interactive wisents. The wisent is an animal that is a symbol of Belarus. Interactive wisents welcome visitors, tell interesting facts about our country. You can hear the sound of hooves and heavy breathing of wisents, as well as other distinctive sounds of the Belarusian forest, which enhance the “being there” effect.
The Export.by portal, a virtual storefront of Belarusian export goods, services, technologies, comprising more than 6 thousand companies and 20 thousand offered positions, will demonstrate the export potential of the country.
A large curved screen with an interactive projected image will “open” five “doors” to Belarus and create the “being there” effect in different parts of our country. Visitors will get acquainted with the identity and charm of Belarus, its national culture and natural wealth, artistic heritage, national cuisine and other elements of Belarusian authenticity.
In the “Innovations” section visitors will be able to get acquainted with the latest developments in various sectors of the economy. The participants of this section – the State Committee on Science and Technology and the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus – will present, among other things, a new-generation bioprinter capable of reproducing living cells using 4D printing technology. The residents of the Hi-Tech Park will present promising developments in the field of medicine, agriculture, artificial intelligence, as well as IT products of an entertainment nature and other know-how. In the “Investments” section the National Agency of Investment and Privatization will introduce the guests of the pavilion to the investment climate of Belarus, preferential treatment, attractive business projects and business proposals of Belarusian enterprises.
Waterlane symbolizes the water resources of our country and presents well-known facts about the water potential of Belarus. A special installation depicting the flow of water with the inscription “Belarus” is installed on the ceiling of the corridor.
Passing through the Art Hall, visitors will be able to get acquainted with Belarus through modern art photography. The exhibition will feature a series of artistic images with the use of well-known Belarusian symbols and ornaments. The author of the exhibition is a multiple prize-winner of prestigious international photo competitions, Belarusian photographer Daria Matrosova (Dasha Art).
This zone will tell the guests of the pavilion about the tourist opportunities of Belarus. Here you can take a virtual tour of the restored Kreva and Golshansky castles.
In the gift shop visitors are invited to purchase Belarusian products: embroidered shirts, linen clothing, textiles with national ornaments and other souvenirs.
The key element will be the textile art installation “Tree of Knowledge”, made by the Belarusian artist Hristina Vysotskaya. The installation is a 9-meter-high woven tree. Furthermore, at the foot of the Tree of Knowledge there will be an exhibition of innovative student projects that correspond to the subthemes of the World EXPO 2020 – “Mobility”, “Sustainability”, “Opportunity”.
Here visitors will be able to use the virtual reality chairs and make the journey to Belarus.