Detail of the Republic of Korea 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: Mooyuki Architects
Location: Mobility District
Size: 4651.41 building consisting of four stories and one basement
Façade: Aims to show varying images and colours by the minute by connecting and rotating cubes.

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

The pavilion expresses the potential of Koreans who are characterised by unity, innate active personalities, a strong willingness for innovation and adaptability to changes. The theme is Mobile MASS_ITY and mass_ity is a compound noun made of two words – Mass and City. The architect interprets it in the way that a mass of people dance excitedly, and it also represents the dynamics of Korea figuratively. The façade of the Pavilion aims to show varying images and colours by the minute by connecting and rotating cubes.

Visitors at the South Korea Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Expo 2020 Dubai)
Visitors at the South Korea Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Expo 2020 Dubai)

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