- CountryUnited Arab Emirates
- ClientCommissariato Generale di Sezione dell'Italia per Expo 2020 Dubai
- Year2019 - 2021
- Scope of worksStructural Design, MEP Design, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Site Supervision
- CreditsCarlo Ratti Associati, Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto e Associati (Architecture) - Photo © Michele Nastasi
Italy Pavilion- Expo Dubai 2020: The Beauty of Creativity
The pavilion that will represent Italy at the next Universal Exposition in Dubai in 2020 with the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” is an architectural work that brings to life, with creativity and innovation, the “beauty that connects people,” the Italian beauty that has always been a key element connecting different populations, talents and ingenuities and the shared Mediterranean cultural inheritance, serving as a bridge to the future.
In the architectural project, the hulls of three Italian ships arrived by sea shall be overturned and raised one next to the other on tall pillars, becoming the cover of the Pavilion. The Pavilion’s architecture celebrates the history of Italian explorers who, throughout the centuries, sailed the seas and reached distant lands, weaving together contacts and relations around the world. The Italian Pavilion tells the story of a journey into the beauty of Italy, constant fruit of contaminations, exchanges and connections of knowledge, ingenuity, talent and art. At the same time, the overturning of the hulls is a choice based on sustainability, that also connects to an ancient tradition of seafaring populations and fishermen from Europe and the world.
The Italian Pavilion will take up a surface of around 3,500 square meters, will be over 25 meters tall and will be located in an area of high visibility within the site of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Photo © Michele Nastasi