Azerbaijan reveals Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design

Azerbaijan's Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion is inspired by two natural elements: the tree and the leaf
Azerbaijan reveals Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design
The pavilion’s architecture is inspired by two iconic natural elements: the tree and the leaf.
By Staff writer
Thu 21 Mar 2019 10:26 AM

Azerbaijan has revealed the design of its nature-inspired Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion, with a theme of ‘Seeds for the Future’. 

The pavilion’s architecture is inspired by two natural elements: the tree and the leaf, and is designed to offer a place where Expo visitors can reflect on major issues related to sustainable development.

“Visitors to our pavilion will be made aware of their own power to have an impact on the environment and on social ecosystems," said Anar Alakbarov, assistant to to Azerbaijan's first Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva, and director of the Zaha Hadid-designed Heydar Aliyev Centre.

"The pavilion will be light-filled, transparent and welcoming, coming to life with events and opportunities to meet – just like our country,” he added.

The pavilion, which occupies a 2,086 square metre plot, was designed by the Italian company Simmetrico.

The theme chosen for the Azerbaijan Pavilion is ‘Seeds for the Future’, conveying the message that it is only by investing in the future – today – that people can truly achieve sustainable development and improve the places in which they live and work.

The project is supported by the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, which houses a conference hall (auditorium), a gallery hall and a museum.

Expo 2020 Dubai will run from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021 and expects to record 25 million visits, with 70 per cent of visitors projected to come from outside the UAE – the highest proportion of international visitors in the 168-year history of World Expos.

A total of 190 nations have confirmed their participation in Expo 2020, highlighting the status of the UAE as a global destination that brings people and countries together.

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