The theme, centered around the teachings and experiences of a 12.000-year-long history, is embodied through the fruit of pomegranate. As one of the richness of Turkey in agriculture, “Nar”, Turkish for pomegranate, inherently represents diversity within unity. “Nar” is both singular and plural, and the symbol of fertility and abundance in the world. It has come to be associated with positive attributes in many cultures and religions. “Nar” encompasses each and every one of our values and, through its very nature, is ready to share with the rest of the world.
The theme “DIGGING INTO HISTORY FOR FUTURE FOOD”, inspired by the opulent and abundant attributions of “Nar”, is inlaid and displayed in the entire architectural and contextual design and formation of the Turkish Pavilion.
Source : Turkey pavilion Website