Voyage through a gateway to the future
Voyage of life
During the Islamic Golden Age, the rihla was a popular Arabic literary form that chronicled not only a physical journey but a personal voyage toward spiritual discovery. The Algeria Pavilion brings this genre to Expo 2020 for a whole new generation to enjoy, offering a rihla-inspired tour through the North African nation’s heritage. The journey begins in the casbah-like plaza outside, leading visitors through a gateway to the future and into a multi-stage exhibition on Algeria’s cultural and environmental riches. Take in a high-definition film, explore the country’s desert sights and sounds, and conclude with a cup of Algerian mint tea.
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Gateway to the future
Algeria pavilion’s entrance evokes a grand gateway made up of two blockish bronze-coloured façades cut with a triangular geometric pattern. One of these façades sits slightly ahead of the other and overlaps it across the top, creating the three-dimensional gateway effect.