ARCHITECTURE AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI | SWITZERLAND PAVILION

Switzerland 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.

 Switzerland Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by David Jimenez/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Switzerland Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by David Jimenez/Expo 2020 Dubai)

 

 

Architect: OOS
Location: Opportunity District
Inspiration: Bedouin tent buildings.
Structure: The tent stands on an old wadi, a dried up river in the desert, surrounded by a green framework of date palms up to 9m high. The funnel-shaped mirrored front of the pavilion serves both as a spectacular eye-catcher and as a reflection surface.

The project selected, Reflections, designed by OOS, Bellprat Partner and Lorenz Eugster, makes a bold architectural statement from the outside. From the inside, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience. As they pass through the pavilion, visitors will not only experience the beautiful Swiss landscape, but also learn more about Switzerland as a country that is proud of its traditions and at the same time highly innovative.

The Swiss Pavilion presents itself with an iconic cubic temporary structure. The spatial implementation of the pavilion is a reference to temporary Bedouin tent buildings. The tent stands on an old wadi, a dried up river in the desert. It is surrounded by a green framework of date palms up to 9m high. The body of the building combines tradition and innovation, sketches relationships between East and West and creates a unique presence: the funnel-shaped mirrored front of the pavilion serves both as a spectacular eye-catcher and as a reflection surface.

Switzerland Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)
Switzerland Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)

The info is extracted from Swiss Pavilion website.

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