Engaging architectures by Kengo Kuma, Santiago Calatrava, Ini Archibong and Grimshaw Architects feature in our ‘2021 best pavilions’ round up.
Germany Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai blends visionary environmental ideas with real-life results. The sustainable architecture features suspended cubes and a forest of steel poles, covered by a floating roof.
The Luxembourg pavilion in Dubai narrates the country’s soul with a sustainable and sinuous architecture inspired by the famed infinite loop.
For the Israel Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, AVS and Knafo Kilmore Architects have created a multimedia experience inviting visitors to explore the country’s commitment to smart and sustainable innovation springing from the common desert landscape Israelis share with their neighbours in the Gulf.
Querkraft’s Austria Pavilion at Dubai Expo offers a multisensorial experience allowing visitors to feel the country’s commitment and vision for a better future.
JKMM Architects metaphorically bring snow to the desert. The Finland Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the country’s commitment to sustainability and its deep connection with nature.
The Singapore Pavilion by WOHA Architects in Dubai features a lush tropical urban landscape and innovative technologies, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.
Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw Architects at Expo 2020 Dubai features a forest of giant solar panel-clad e-trees following the sun like sunflowers, a thriving garden challenging desert environment and underground exhibition spaces thermally isolated with a smart earth roof system.
“Like a wooden conical musical instrument,” the UK Pavilion by Es Devlin at Expo 2020 Dubai displays AI-generated poems submitted by visitors.
Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai features three boat hulls as the structure’s roof, a multimedia facade made with two million recycled plastic bottles and a natural climate mitigation system that substitutes air conditioning.
The United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Dubai Expo features a movable roof and clean, futuristic spaces reflecting the country’s daring spirit and commitment to ‘connecting minds’ for a better future.
Due to COVID-19, the 7bn $ global event expecting to welcome 25 million visitors has been postponed. Looking forward to exploring Expo 2021 Dubai! In the meantime, how such decision will affect the construction site? How much will it impact on budgets, investments and national participations?
The British design studio reveals first photographs of three ethereal portals that will welcome visitors of Expo 2020 Dubai which will inaugurate on the 20th of October 2020. The 7 storey tall carbon fibre structures are inspired by ‘mashrabiya’, a latticed design element in traditional Islamic architecture which allows to control light and airflow with see-through intricately geometric patterns.
A layered trefoil-shaped building, a garden nested under an upside-down architecture and a bloom of solar-powered towers: BIG, Foster+Partners and Grimshaw Architects unveiled winning designs for major pavilions at Dubai Expo 2020.