EXPO Pavilion 2020

Veretec are part of the competition winning multidisciplinary team alongside celebrated Designer Es Devlin to deliver the UK’s showcase pavilion at the next World Expo in Dubai, due to be held in 2021.

Project Details

  • Location Dubai
  • Status On Site
  • Sector
  • Client DIT
  • Services Project Delivery
  • Design Architect Es Devlin Studio
  • Contractor PICO

The 20 metre high, cone-shaped pavilion is made up of cross laminated timber blades. These are set out radially to create a slanting circular façade which incorporates LED’s to display poetry and messaging generated from words donated by the pavilion’s visitors.

The entry into the pavilion is through an illuminated maze featuring augmented reality-enriched exhibits of British advances in artificial intelligence and space exploration. Inside the pavilion is the Choral Space, which will be filled with a collective choral soundtrack.

The overall experience on entering this interior space will replicate the resonating chamber of a wooden musical instrument and the scheme intends to build on the UK’s excellent track record of Expo pavilion successes.

The collaborative team also features brand experience agency Avantgarde, structural engineer Atelier One, sustainability engineer Atelier Ten and Jackson Coles.