ARCHITECTURE AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI | INDIA PAVILION

Interior of the India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Suneesh Sudhakaran/ Expo 2020 Dubai)

Expo 2020 is a host to some of the most exciting country pavilions marked by unique and stellar architecture representing each nation’s legacy and vision of the future.

Architect: CP Kukreja Architects
Location: Al Forsan
Façade: Made up of 600 individual blocks, the facade uses kinetic architecture – a mosaic of rotating panels that showcases 75 stories about the history, and literature of the country over 26 weeks. During the day, the facade creates different moving patterns to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. Every week, these patterns will take the shape of three stories of the 25 sub-themes. Evenings, will see the facade turn into a vibrant show with sound, light and projections.

India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Suneesh Sudhakaran/ Expo 2020 Dubai)
India Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Suneesh Sudhakaran/ Expo 2020 Dubai)

The facade of the India Pavilion, one of the largest pavilions at the Expo 2020 Dubai,  symbolises ‘India on the move’.

Made up of 600 individual blocks, the facade uses kinetic architecture – a mosaic of rotating panels that showcase 75 stories about the history, and literature of the country over 26 weeks.

During the day, the facade creates different moving patterns to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence. Every week, these patterns take the shape of three stories of the 25 sub-themes. Evenings, you see the facade turn into a vibrant show with sound, light and projections.


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