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Africa Plaza - Expo Sevilla 1992

Africa Plaza at the Exhibition Expo Sevilla 1992
© Expo'92
Architect(s) : Alvaro Navarro et Miguel Martinez

A melting pot of ethnicities and cultures. This is how we could define the building that housed fifteen participating countries. Africa Square was divided into two parts, one of which was reserved for the pavilions and was accessed by a footbridge over a pond that ran alongside a geometric glass building.

Here, the continent's great diversity could be seen. Angola presented its economic opportunities and the Congo its cultural history; Cape Verde, Saint Thomé and Prince's Island, Guinea Bissau explained how the indigenous heritage ; Athletics and literacy were Kenya's strengths, while Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast and Gabon focused on agricultural wealth and folklore; Nigeria and Zambia based their exhibition on economic opportunities; indigenous cultures took over the exhibition space in the case of Zimbabwe, Senegal and Nigeria.

One of the characteristics of the life of Africa Square during the six months of Expo'92 was its condition as a forum for meetings, both for the African countries themselves and for the rest of the world. It was for this reason that the building had an auditorium.

© Official Guide Expo'92