It is not easy to come up with a list of top must visit pavilions at Expo 2020. Out of 192 pavilions, every pavilion is bewitchingly unique in both style and substance. And they all offer once in a lifetime experience to the visitors.
If you have only a day or two to cover Expo 2020, we’ve created a list of top must visit pavilions you shouldn’t miss. Let us be honest upfront. Ultimately, every individual’s choices will be subjective, yet we’ve done our best to indulge everyone’s expectations.
Top 5 Must Visit Pavilions at Expo 2020
No surprises there. Of Course, the UAE pavilion is at the top of our list. The host of this magnanimous event has put in unbelievable effort to make it stand out among the others. And oh well, they’ve done a wonderful job on that.
The founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan sent messages through falcons to connect the tribes in the Middle East. To commemorate that moment’s significance and celebrate the message of unity, the UAE pavilion design resemble a giant falcon with 28 floating, movable wings.
The wings are integrated with UAE-made photovoltaic panels, which stresses the importance of sustainability. The wings can spread open within three minutes, and the power produced through solar energy is returned to the main power grid.
The Pavilion was conceptualized and given life by the renowned architect and engineer, Dr.Santiago Calatrava. Spanning across more than 10,000 sq.m, you can discover all about the Emirati culture and achievements on its four floors.
The Pavilion named ‘Green Arch’ showcases the possibilities of integrating sustainable building strategies. It explores the options to co-build ecological, inclusive, and solitary cities.
Designed by Vincent Callebaut and Assar architects, the Pavilion is five floors high with a massive double-curved vault in the front. The structure is constructed to make it naturally ventilated via Dubai’s prevailing west-east winds.
The protruding balconies are filled with more than 2,500 plants, shrubs, and trees. There are many unique, sustainable technologies used and showcased in the Belgium Pavilion. If you’re an architecture student or a sustainability enthusiast, you will be camped out at the Belgium Pavilion. It indeed is an architectural marvel.
To bridge the two cultures of the UAE and Canada, the Canadian Pavilion is designed by incorporating traditional Arabic architectural elements in Canada’s landscapes.
The highlight of the Pavilion would be the art installation ‘Traces’ which weaves a poetic rendering on the uncertainty of the future of our ecosystems. The installations raise awareness of the threats we’re facing.
It showcases the nation’s scintillating performances in various fields such as aerospace, artificial intelligence, technology, education, healthcare, tourism, etc.
The Pavilion looks like an unsolved Rubik’s mirror showcases the relevance of its traditional designs and techniques to contemporary architecture. The earth facade consists of 22 stacked rectangular volumes and 14 exhibition spaces.
The structures are arranged around the inner courtyard and are connected by a continuous “inner street” which is an essential spatial element of Moroccan architecture. It looks like something out of the history textbook, the Pavilion takes us back to the old days.
The major financial and shipping hub of the East, Singapore, showcases its evolution and how it has fostered a synergic relationship with nature. The pavilion-themed ‘Nature, Nurture, and Future’, has created a green, living, self-sufficient microcosm.
The Pavilion is filled with more than 80,000 plants and trees of around 170 varieties to showcase how our urban future can coexist in harmony with nature. They fill the Pavilion in the form of hanging gardens, vertical forests, and rainforests.
The entire Singapore pavilion is powered by solar energy, and the water they’re using is harvested from the ground. Coming out of the Singapore pavilion will give you a different perspective on the importance of sustainability.
Truth be told, we didn’t enjoy the process of selecting a few must-visit pavilions at Expo 2020. Because we want the readers to cover the maximum of the pavilions possible since each of them is unique on its own.
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