Terra, Expo 2020 Dubai Sustainability Pavilion 

  • Location

    Dubai, UAE
  • size

    29,000 m2
  • Client

    Expo 2020 Dubai
  • Year

  • Awards

  • World Architecture Festival, Display – Completed Buildings
  • Design Middle East - Architecture Leaders Award, Sustainable Project of the Year

The Sustainability Pavilion, which will be created for the  2020 World Expo held in Dubai, UAE, is born of a tradition of  remarkable architecture built for the world exposition stage. The pavilion aims to illuminate the ingenuity and possibility  of architecture as society looks to intelligent strategies for  sustainable future living.

The pavilion is one of three at the expo, presenting the  opportunity to deliver an aspirational message about the  natural world, ecology and technology to a global audience.  Drawing inspiration from complex natural processes like  photosynthesis, the dynamic form of the pavilion is in  service to its function, capturing energy from sunlight and  fresh water from humid air.

The pavilion aims to illuminate the ingenuity and  possibility of architecture as society looks to intelligent strategies for sustainable future living.

Sited in a prominent location, the pavilion structure works in tandem with the considered landscape of demonstration gardens, winding pathways and shaded enclaves to create an aura of magic punctuated by the sights, smells and tactile opportunities of nature.

The gardens surrounding the pavilion design are an integral  part of the visitor experience, both experiential and  functional, setting the stage for the exhibition contents  within and creating gathering areas that will manage and  distribute crowds while providing retail, food and beverage opportunities.