Following the theme of the 1992 Expo in Seville, ‘The Age of Discovery,’ the pavilion was conceived as a highly refined place that had to unify the traditional culture of Japan and advanced technology and, furthermore, enhance interactions that excee
A bundle of slender metal diagonals breaks the traditional hierarchy of pillars and beams, altogether altering the Cartesian space inside the prism by offering fragmented views...
A series of mobile wings makes the huge host pavilion look like a bird in flight, a reference to the important role played by falconry in uniting the various tribes that formed the country.
An exuberant jungle shows how it is possible for architecture to embrace nature in combating the effects of climate change in cities and creating pleasurable ecosystems. The pavilion is powered by solar energy alone, and the dense vegetation lining t
With simultaneous references to Japanese Asanoha and Islamic arabesque patterns, a three-dimensional openwork represents the meeting of two ancient decorative traditions.
A basin of water and a membrane of stretched textile in a powerful metal framework manage to create an atmosphere that draws attention to the Amazon jungle’s water resources.
A snow-white prism contains a curved cavity lined in wood and bathed in brightness by a generous skylight, in an abstract echo of the lush landscapes that abound in the Nordic country...
Behind a mirror facade that has the effect of magnifying Switzerland’s national flag is. an immersive installation that transports the visitor to a sea of fog high up in the Alpine mountains...
A sheaf of stalks of cross-laminated timber forms the scenographic screen on which to project a sampling of cyberpoetry that results from online interactions of users.
A cyclopean canopy structure serves as a collector of the dry climate’s scant rainfall, and at the same time as a contraption for the trapping and harnessing of solar radiation.
The pavilion’s premises flank a large void that serves to give continuity to the public circulation route, conceived as a meeting place under the protection of an ethereal roof structure.
The proposals for new transport models are presented in a building of careened forms with a laminated skin of reflecting stainless steel that prevents overheating...
Expo 2020 Dubai, themed 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future' and counting over 200 participants, kicked off with a ceremony almost a year after it was supposed to, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, and welcomes the public from 1 October to 31 March
The Moroccan contribution to the next World Expo seeks to demonstrate how traditional construction systems have the potential to give rise to more sustainable development models. The world’s largest facade of rammed earth encompasses twenty-two recta
A total of 13,792 m³ of air is enclosed in nine cylinders of recycled ETFE of 730 cm in diameter, supported by a light steel structure. The two front inflatables have the capacity to move to adapt to changing light, climate, and program conditions...
The design for the pavilion resorts to the use of light and shadow to transport visitors to Spain, proposing a large plaza surrounded by a lattice that touches the ground lightly, and is covered by the closed exhibition spaces that are placed on top,
The building is a lightweight structure containing the different ‘boxes’ (closed spaces for specific exhibition purposes and services), and that functions as a ‘support stage’ for the textile walls that organize the free use areas... [+]
The pavilion is wrapped with a skin of cellular polycarbonate sheets and vertical methacrylate tubes filled with different materials; in this way the color and textures take center stage during the day, and the translucency of the interiors stands ou
The pavilion is designed as an elongated gallery that rises and folds tracing a spiral shape, embracing a central oasis cladded with glazed tile in blue tones. Its modular and reconfigurable design guarantees the pavilion a second life after the Expo
Passive bioclimatic systems temper 60% of the spaces. Air is drawn through the perimeter by means of moist esparto panels that generate adiabatic cooling, and is extracted through the cones thanks to the chimney effect... [+]
Located in the quietest part of the fairgrounds, the Slow Food pavilion is made up of three wooden-framed cabins arranged around a triangular courtyard.
The organic form of the building and the 4,000 decontaminating scales cladding its skin metaphorically refer to he dragon, the protector of harvests in Chinese culture.
The thickly set grid of the facade has been constructed following the principles of the Japanese ‘cidori’ tradition, where neither nails nor glues are used.
The World Expo of 2020 has opened its doors. Already the web is flooded with night views of pavilions silhouetted against the excessive backdrop of Dubai. And proliferating alongside the myriad images are the words of a rhetoric which, while continui
A metropolis as accustomed to excesses as Dubai provides the perfect setting for an event of concepts and proposals as sensationalist as those presented in a Universal Exposition.
Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ the first major international event ever to be held in the Middle East will until 31 March 2022 exhibit proposals for development that the participating nations have set up on the premises, in the spiri
There are no politics at the Middle East’s first world’s fair. The setting is dramatic. Visitors passing from the harsh midday sun to the dim interior are met with slogans. “We believe that every human is part of the collective conscience,” reads a m
Expo 2020 officially opened in Dubai on 1 October. Like so many other premium celebrations, it is being held a year later than it was supposed to be, delayed by Covid-19. Themed ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ the first major international e
The Expo in Dubai kicked off on 30 September with a ceremony, and welcomes the public from 1 October to 31 March 2022. The event is expected to bring in some 25 million visitors. Video Map
The team formed by Atxu Amann, Andrés Cánovas, and Nicolás Maruri (Temperaturas Extremas Arquitectos) is the winner of the competition for the privilege of building Spain’s pavilion at the Universal Exhibition of 2020, to be held in Dubai. The winnin
Evoking the events Seville Expo, Barcelona GamesWith the Seville Expo and the Olympic Games of Barcelona, Spain lived in 1992 an annus mirabilis. Twenty-five years later, the two cities have commemorated this anniversary with a crop of exhibitions an
Today the world produces more food than it consumes, and yet 800 million people go hungry. Figures of this nature, and of course the fact that gastronomy is one of the strongholds of the culture and economy of Italy, explain the ‘Feeding the Planet’
Milan hasn’t reinvented the expos, but has organized one better than many. The visionary original concept of Jacques Herzog – together with Italian architect Stefano Boeri, British urbanist Ricky Burdett, American green architect William McDonough an
The climate of economic and social austerity has pushed away the gimmicky formulas of previous universal expositions in favor of simpler and more sustainable architecture.
The urbanization layer that globalization has brought to Milan takes the form of trademark buildings which stimulate gentrification and alter the city’s skyline and traditional scheme.
The competition for the Spanish Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 already has a winner. The Barcelona-based firm B720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos has been selected out of a total of thirty-one participants for an entry whose title, ‘The Language of Taste’,
Zaragoza es una milenaria ciudad del sur que desde hace unos cuarenta años pugna por atravesar el río Ebro y establecerse también al norte. Esta lucha, en contra de su condición geográfica y fundacional, ha tenido esos años intensidades distintas, ac
Puede parecer extraña la palabra ‘colaboración’ aplicada al trabajo conjunto entre arquitectos japoneses y europeos. Suena a algo así como un festival o un evento exótico en el que los participantes establecen lazos de amistad internacional. También
La Expo Aichi 2005 ha sido la quinta Exposición Universal celebrada en Japón y la segunda dedicada a un tema de carácter general en vez de a uno específico. Al tratarse de la primera Exposición Universal de este siglo, Aichi ha centrado la atención d
El 16 de diciembre del 2004, en París, Zaragoza fue designada Sede Oficial de la Exposición Internacional del 2008, desbancando en la competición a otras dos ciudades del arco mediterráneo: Trieste y Tesalónica. Entre 2004 y 2010, la agenda del Burea
The Hannover Expo combines national identities and architectural manifestos in pavilions which take pride in their own distinctive form.
In Barcelona, replicas of traditional architecture in the Pueblo Español repeat the Spanish leitmotifs coined by 19th-century travellers and criticized by the Italian scholar Mario Praz in his book, Penisola Pentagonale. Mario Pra