Gallery: Japan's Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion
Positioning the pavilion as The Crosspoint for the Future, its geometry and design showcases a facade embracing Arabesque and Japanese Asanoha patterns
The design and construction of the Japan Pavilion focuses on connection between the Middle East and Japan and sustainability. The Japan pavilion will exist as a centripetal force to connect and communicate the vision of our potential in leading a future society based on the spirit, techniques, culture and elements unique to Japan. It was designed by Yuko Nagayama, director of Yuko Nagayama and Associates and NTT facilities. The facade of the pavilion will combine Arabesque and Asanoha patterns, representing the long history of connections and crossing of cultures between Japan and the Middle East. Guests will be welcomed by a three-dimensional facade, which draws inspiration from Japanese origami shapes. The pavilion will also use an environmentally-friendly cooling mechanism inspired by traditional Arabic and Japanese technologies - windcathers and uchimizu.