Brazilian Pavillion Expo Dubai 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3.950 sq. meters
The focus of our project for the Brazilian Pavilion in the Expo 2020 is to highlight the technological capacity of the tropical agriculture of our country, showing how we can expand the national production of food and their respective exports, meeting the international criteria of environmental control and valuing our dynamic ecosystem – which is crucial for the well being of the Earth.
The Pavilion is the background on which the content is exhibited and where the individual experience of the user takes place. This concept is supported in our project through three main architectural experiences: i) the forest on the roof, that provides the reconnection of people with nature; ii) the spiraling ramp, a vortex capable of conducting the visitor through the multiple aspects of the Brazilian wisdom and diversity; and, finally, iii) the circular access plaza, a space of congregation, meetings, performances, and reflection about the future.
The roof terrace of the building (elevated forest platform) will be constructed in cross laminated timber panels with impermeable coatings. Above this, elevated flooring would be installed with planter boxes, all of origin-controlled wood.