UK Pavilion EXPO 2020 Opens

30.09.21 Project News

We are delighted to finally see our UK Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai open to the public on 01 October.

The UK Pavilion, designed by Es Devlin Studios, uses mass timber constructed in a conical form from CLT and Glulam cassettes inset with LED screens allowing visitors to submit words through a smartphone app to create illuminated and imaginative poems.

A hugely complex integration of services was concealed within the structure using innovative methods of design and construction – a fantastic achievement from this truly unique design team!


The renowned contemporary artist, Nicola Anthony has been selected for the Live Sculpture Commission for the cultural programme and will bring the sculpture to life. Under the commissioning theme, ‘See Things Differently’, Anthony will create a new work inside the UK Pavilion over ten days in November, offering visitors a front row seat to the creative process.

The world famous Red Arrows will also perform a spectacular display on 08 October to officially open EXPO 2020.

Read more about the opening of the UK Pavilion at EXPO 2020 here and view the Making of the UK Pavilion trailer here.

Photography by Alin Constantin. Images courtesy of Es Devlin