Aerial view of Russia Pavilion. Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/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.

Aerial view of the Russia Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)
Aerial view of the Russia Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Architect: SPEECH
Location: Mobility District
Area: 3,630 sqm
Structure: Architect Sergei Tchoban designed the building in the shape of two hemispheres that are domes creating the image of a planet symbolising wholeness and universality. It also represents constant movement, the prerequisite of unstoppable progressive development, creation and progress. The pavilion featuring two domes, one placed inside the other, has three main stories and a mezzanine level.
Material: The façade features intertwined thread-like pipes using six different colours. The ‘threads’ are made from 8 cm thick aluminum tubes which are bent at different angles and braids the volume of the pavilion in several directions. The tubes are coated in a coloured polymer composition to protect the aluminum from burning out in the sun.

UAE’s Al Fursan aerobatics team performs an air show above the Russia pavilion, Dubai, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Christopher Pike/Expo 2020 Dubai)
UAE’s Al Fursan aerobatics team performs an air show above the Russia pavilion, Dubai, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Christopher Pike/Expo 2020 Dubai)

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