United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

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.

United Arab Emirates Pavilion at Milan Expo 2015


RELATED STORIES: Read more on Milan Expo 2015 and discover how responsible architecture can serve the main theme “Feed the Planet. Energy for Life”.


United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

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.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015

Norman Foster says “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the intense sun“.
United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

RELATED STORY – Read more about Norman Foster projects in UAE and see ArchiPanic special report on Middle-east new urban ecology.
United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.


 

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United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 - Courtesy of Foster+Partners.

United Arab Emirates at Milan Expo 2015 – Courtesy of Foster+Partners.