Philippines reveals Expo 2020 pavilion

Coral reef-themed facility has been split into eight different areas
Philippines reveals Expo 2020 pavilion
By Gavin Gibbon
Mon 17 Jun 2019 10:59 AM

The Philippines has unveiled its 3,000 sq m pavilion for Expo 2020.

The coral reef-themed facility has been designed by Budji+Royal Architecture Design.

“The pavilion’s undulating walls recall the shape of bangkóta or coral reefs. They are permeable, made of netting, to represent the idea of connectivity,” said Royal Pineda, the principal architect and CEO of Budji +Royal Architecture Design.

The pavilion has eight areas, including a tropical forest, an area explaining Philippine history with nature, one exploring culture, the making of Bangkóta, a store selling exclusive Expo2020 items, a garden on the roof deck, a plaza and café.

The total outdoor area measures 1,268 sq m - a winding path 385 sq m, while the total landscaped area, including water features, comes to 676m².

“The idea of the overall space is for an individual to embark on a journey of discovery and let its natural, unstructured shape lead you to stops exhibiting the nature of the Philippines and introducing precepts like Nature is Peace, Man is Nature, and Variety of the World. This relates to the journey inside the pavilion,” explained Pineda.

The original content is by Marian Roces & Digital Content Creators with a focus on film and exhibit installations, literature, history and music. The gastronomy section will be handled by Artisanal Café and the crafts by Go Lokal.

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