Exactly one year to the inauguration of the Expo 2020 in Dubai. The 2020 edition of the Universal Exposition should have started a few days ago but, due to the pandemic, the appointment has been postponed for a whole year.
A few months ago we talked about the entrance realized by the architect Asif Khan and now, to increase the curiosity of the whole world, Expo has released more pictures of some of the main Pavilions.
One of the most talked-about is definitely the Sustainability Pavilion by Grimshaw, a demonstration of how to use 100% solar energy. In fact, the shape of the building, in addition to creating a large shaded area, functional to the event, creates clean energy: the huge funnel-shaped roof has been completely covered by photovoltaic panels and at the same time will be used for water collection.
Another pavilion that has already made much talk about itself is that of the United Arab Emirates designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. The structure, which will take its place next to that of Grimshaw, has a shape reminiscent of a hawk in flight. This figure was chosen to best represent the country and the great momentum it has been going through in recent years.
Finally, the Al Wasl Plaza project by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is the centerpiece of the entire exhibition. It looks like a huge dome with a texture reminiscent of the official logo of Expo 2020. The entire area will be surrounded by architectural elements designed to create perpetually shaded areas and paths.