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Six must-see country pavilions at Expo 2020

Article-Six must-see country pavilions at Expo 2020

From Singapore’s immersive rainforest to Luxembourg’s Michelin-star cuisine, visit our pick of the six unmissable pavilions at Expo 2020.

Dubbed ‘the world’s greatest show,’ Expo 2020 is now mid-way through its six-month spectacle in Dubai. With a total of 192 countries participating, visitors can travel to the four corners of the globe through a world of unique, innovative, and exciting country pavilions.

With less than three months remaining, be sure to check out our selection of the most impressive spaces before it’s too late!


District: Sustainability

Architect: LAVA, Facts and Fiction

Area: 4600 sqm

Learning though participation and hands-on digital interactions are the key aims of ‘Campus Germany’. Situated in the Sustainability District, the ‘edutainment’-based pavilion showcases German innovations and sustainability initiatives through areas such as The Future City Lab, The Energy Lab and The Biodiversity Lab.

Dive into a giant 100,000-ball pit, swing in The Graduation Hall under the disco lights, or sample the local cuisine with dishes including Currywurst and Maultasche ravioli.



District: Opportunity

Architect: Metaform

Size: 2100 sqm 

One of Expo 2020’s most sensory and aesthetically pleasing pavilions, ‘Resourceful Luxembourg’ centres around the preservation, reinvention and maximisation of resources.

The design, an inviting, ribbon-like form which was inspired by the Mobius strip, symbolizes infinity, and reflects Luxembourg’s values of openness, dynamism, and reliability. Visitors can indulge their senses in the sounds of the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, smells of the forest and flavours of the Michelin-starred cuisine. Tired from walking? Take the slide instead!



District: Opportunity

Architect: Al Jabal Engineering  

Size: 3450 sqm

One of Asia’s best kept secrets, the Pakistan pavilion is all about showcasing the country’s natural wonders and cultural heritage. With its iridescent, vibrant exterior which reflects Pakistan’s changing seasons, it’s no surprise that ‘The Hidden Treasure’ is one of Expo’s most popular pavilions.

Through an immersive art installation and extensive programme of events, visitors can explore Pakistan’s past, present and future opportunities.



District: Mobility

Architect: Tchoban SPEECH

Size: 3600 sqm

Nobody could miss the giant dome, covered with bright, multi-coloured tubes that is the Russia pavilion. Located in the Mobility District, the theme of ‘Creative mind: driving the future’ showcases the creative endeavours of generations of Russian scientists and engineers in improving the world.

The structure comprises exhibition spaces, dining outlets and meeting rooms, as well as a huge, interactive human brain which floats in mid-air.



District: Sustainability

Architect: WOHA

Size: 1,550 sqm

Wonder through a net-zero energy rainforest powered by a self-sustaining ecosystem in Singapore’s fully immersive ‘Nature. Nurture. Future’ pavilion. Entirely covered in greenery and foliage, the space is testament to Singapore’s reputation as a City in a Garden and explores the themes of liveability and resilience.

Eye-catching and multi-dimensional, you’ll be taken on a journey to a city of and for the future.



District: Al Forsan

Architect: Santiago Calatrava

Size: 15,064 sqm

As the host country and largest pavilion, the UAE’s stunning falcon-shaped space is definitely one not to be missed. Overlooking the iconic Al Wasl Plaza, the design by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava features 28 kinetic ‘wings’ which mimic the creation of sustainable energy and the wings of an in-flight bird.

Inside, visitors can explore six different zones across three storeys, illuminating the UAE’s rich cultural heritage and future aspirations.


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