10 pavilions at the EXPO in Dubai that you must see

The World’s Fair in Dubai has finally opened, and you can see the pavilions designed by Foster, Calatrava, but also local architects.

After a one-year delay, EXPO 2020 officially opened on October 1st. It is a unique opportunity to see the world’s greatest achievements, but also to see them the reach of world architecture. Namely, the World Exhibition was a real playground for architects because they are on a free surface from 1,080 hectares could express their creativity on sustainability, energy efficiency and biodiversity.

It will be a particularly interesting week dedicated to Urban and Rural Development, which will be held from 31.10. to 6.11.

Thematic weeks are held during the EXPO, and architects and builders will be especially interested in the week dedicated to Urban and rural development which is maintained from October 31 to November 6 so if you are planning to visit the World’s Fair it is the right timing.

And when you get there, these 10 pavilions at the EXPO in Dubai you must not miss.

1. UEA Pavilion / Santiago Calatrava

The famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava designed the pavilion of the United Arab Emirates. Pavilion from 15.000 m2, as we wrote earlier, is designed to have recognizable rounded cantilever brackets with a hybrid roof consisting of a shell and a portal composed of 28 movable wings.

It is interesting that it is Novi Sad company worked on 3D Tekla model construction, coordination, as well as making details of movable wings – the most delicate elements of the pavilion in Dubai.

2. Paviljon Singapura / WOHA

Singapore studio WOHA designed the Singapore pavilion as a green oasis in the middle of the desert, which they call a three-dimensional garden. The building has elevated walkways that wrap around green compartments about ten meters high so that the visitor is completely immersed in the forest of plants and ferns.

3. Pavilion of Finland / JKMM

The Finnish pavilion is actually right a refuge from the hustle and bustle at the Expo. It is packed in wooden structure, so natural materials have a calming effect.

This pavilion was designed by the JKMM studio in Helsinki, to show the Arabs what it looks like. snow, the pavilion was covered with a white cloth that was stretched so that it stood firmly in place.

4. Pavilion of the United Kingdom / Es Devlin

The unusual cross-laminated wood structure is a real attraction in Dubai. The pavilion was designed by the British designer Es Devlin, and the specificity of this pavilion is that the facade prints computer-generated songs. Who has time, can enjoy AI poetry.

5. Mobility Pavilion / Foster + Partners

This object in shape clover designed by the famous studio Foster + Partners, and it is home to a pavilion dedicated to mobility, which includes our pavilion. It’s a building coated with aluminum, so the surroundings are reflected in the building, allowing it to change its appearance during the day and night.

6. Pavilion of Italy / Carlo Ratti Associati

Carlo Ratti Associati designed the Italian pavilion with materials that can be used use repeatedly and in doing so offer natural cooling.

Therefore, the pavilion is made of three ship hulls colored in green, speckle i red in accordance with the Italian flag. It’s all covered a curtain of recycled plastic ropes 70 kilometers long.

7. Pavilion of Switzerland / OOS

The Swiss pavilion attracts a lot of attention with its facade, which it actually is a giant mirror in which a huge red carpet is reflected. The pavilion called Reflections was designed by the ZOS-based architectural studio OOS, and the idea was for visitors to reflect on the image of Switzerland.

8. Sustainability Pavilion / Grimshaw

The Sustainability Pavilion is designed to generate energy and water for its own needs – exactly what one would expect from a pavilion of this name. So the Grimshaw studio set up a pavilion solar collectors with a diameter of 135 meters. This imposing mushroom structure is one of the central moments of the EXPO.

9. Pavilion Danske / V8 Architects

No, this is not a Singapore pavilion although they are quite similar but only at first glance. In the center of the Danish pavilion, located in the Sustainability district, is edible cup 18 feet high covered vegetables and fruits. At the top of the pavilion are placed solar panels that generate electricity, while the irrigation system collects drinking water… which you can drink at the bottom of the pavilion.

10. Pavilion of Serbia / A3 Architects

Foto: Phillip Handforth

And finally, there is the pavilion of our country. In the “Mobility” complex, according to the project of Belgrade’s A3 Architects, the Pavilion of Serbia with a recognizable elevated triangular structure. The pavilion is designed as a kind time capsule which connects the legacy of the Neolithic Vinča culture with digitally modern Serbia.

When you are already here…

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