Update from Expo 2020 Dubai: 2020 World Expo Pavilion revealed. Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects have won a competition to design a trio of pavilions for the 2020 Expo, which will be held in Dubai. The three firms saw off competition from 10 other entrants to the global competition for the pavilions, which will form the centrepiece for the 438-hectare Expo site in Jebel Ali – a port town located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
The title for the Expo is Connecting Minds, Creating the Future and architects were asked to submit proposals under the festival’s three core themes: Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity.
“The competition attracted a truly stellar line up of architectural firms,” said committee chairman His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum who described the Expo as a “festival of human ingenuity.”
“The winning theme pavilion designs further build on the UAE and Dubai’s proven record in iconic architectural design, particularly when considering their long-term functionality, sustainability and contribution to Expo 2020’s legacy and Dubai’s long-term development,” said Expo committee member His Excellency Mohamed Alabbar.
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