UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015. welcomes visitors with a rippled concrete canyon and a sinuous architecture by Foster+Partners. The project responds fair theme of feeding the planet by integrating a variety of dining options around the theme of modern food in the United Arab Emirates.
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Visitors are drawn into the mouth of a canyon-like space, defined by two undulating 12-metre-high walls. Influenced by ancient planning principles, the paths through the pavilion evoke the narrow pedestrian streets and courtyards of the ancient desert city – and its contemporary reinterpretation in the sustainable Masdar City masterplan in Abu Dhabi. The building is designed to be recycled and rebuilt in the UAE after the Expo.