Recent Posts

Wooden Pavilions at EXPO 2020

LIGNO Admin Oct 17, 2021 News 0 Comments

EXPO 2020 Dubai is a global exhibition that schedules from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) chose in 2013 the United Arab Emirates, namely Dubai, as the location of the event. Since then, active, and extensive preparation for this event has been carried out.

192 countries take part in the EXPO 2020, and for the first time each will have its own pavilion. The main goal of the participants is to demonstrate technological, architectural, and cultural progress. Each pavilion is a unique ecosystem where you can get to know the country and its features without leaving the UAE!

EXPO 2020 is divided into 3 thematic locations that respond to the current agenda:

Sustainability. The solar collector is surrounded by a green area that represent the idea of ​​cleansing the Earth, harmony with nature, conscious consumption, and a sustainable path to the future.

Opportunity. A huge territory under a spiral canopy symbolizes human attempts to change the world and create a new one, to translate ideas into reality.

Mobility. The building of the future, which demonstrates the ability of humanity to constant evolution, change the way of life, exchange of experience and knowledge between cultures.


The most impressive wooden pavilions

Poland Pavilion

The Pavilion is located in the thematic zone "Mobility". It covers an area of ​​over 2,000 square meters, has a wooden facade and a kinetic sculpture that symbolizes a flock of migratory birds. The exhibitions feature exhibits that make you think about human nature, creativity, connections, and development.


Hungary Pavilion

This multi-storey half-timbered construction is located in the "Mobility" zone, has an area of ​​1927 square meters, and its construction involved more than 560 thousand kilograms of wood. The architecture of the Hungarian Pavilion has distinctive characteristics: exclusively natural materials, for example wood, curved surfaces, spacious spaces.


Slovenia Pavilion

The Slovenian Pavilion is located in the "Sustainability" area and occupies 1550 square meters of exhibition space. The facade of the pavilion represents the Slovenian forest, trees are planted around the building, and the roof is made of wooden beams and resembles the shape of a sieve. The construction demonstrates the country's respect for sustainability, creativity, and innovations.


Lithuania Pavilion

"Openarium" is the name of the Lithuanian Pavilion, it is located in the “Sustainability” sector and expresses the country's openness to everything new: creativity, community, sustainable development. The two-storey building impresses with its wooden structures and ornamental shutters decorated with traditional motives. Wood was chosen as the main material as it incarnate sustainability, comfort and naturalness.


United Kingdom Pavilion

"The Poem Pavilion" is located in the "Opportunity" thematic zone, it is devoted to the development of artificial intelligence and knowledge of space. It has a round wooden facade constructed from cross-laminated timber panels to reduce its environmental impact. Here you can participate in a collective project and record your message for alien civilizations.


Belgium Pavilion

The Belgian Pavilion is called "the Green Ark" and is located in the "Mobility" area. It symbolizes the development of green cities, thanks to technological and scientific progress. The total exhibition area is 500 square meters. The architecture combines perfectionism and romance: lots of greenery, natural materials, wood, symmetry, and accuracy.


Sweden Pavilion

The Swedish Pavilion "Forest", located in the "Sustainability" zone, was used for construction only natural materials, instead of steel and concrete. The architects adhered green ideas in their creation, the principles of a circular economy, innovative technologies in the field of biology. The concept of the building is to recreate a dense Nordic forests and bring in elements of Arabic design.


Azerbaijan Pavilion

"Seeds for the Future" is the Azerbaijani Pavilion, located in the sector "Sustainability", consists of natural materials, including wood. The pavilion has three levels and has an exhibition area of ​​550 square meters. The roof is created in the form of a leaf, which symbolizes the energy of life. The goal of the project is to stimulate the creation of an understandable and positive future for our planet right now.


Canada Pavilion

The Canada Pavilion is an impressive timber structure located in the "Sustainability" area. Its feature is a wooden lattice facade. The construction combines the beauties of Canada's nature and the architecture of the Arab world, and the main concept is to unite people to achieving a better future.


Pavilions with wooden design elements

Finland Pavilion

The Finnish Pavilion "Snow Cape" has a laconic and functional design and occupies the territory of "Mobility". It reminds an Arabian tent made of wood. It has incorporated the design of Finnish architecture, as well as Arabic elements. The highlight of the pavilion is the spacious “gorge” hall, which is made of wood.


Morocco Pavilion

The location of the Morocco pavilion is the "Opportunity" thematic zone. The structure of the building showcases all the intricacies of traditional Moroccan architecture and new construction methods. The facade is made of environmentally friendly materials from rammed soil, and the interior design and installation is made of natural wood.


Singapore Pavilion

The Singapore Pavilion illustrates the city and its nature, displaying over 170 plant varieties. The decor with many greeneries immerses visitors in a real tropical jungle. This pavilion is an excellent example of the urban environment. If you want to visit the exposition of this country, then follow the placement "Sustainability".


Sustainability Pavilion

Sustainability is both a place where the pavilions are located and an independent pavilion, also called "Terra". There are 4912 solar panels installed on the 130-meter canopy. The main goal of architects is to change human habits and to realize the rational consumption of the Earth's resources.

Follow the LIGNO blog, with us you will always be aware of the latest news, as we are right in the thick of the action!

Tags: trade fair

Leave your reply