Published on 02 December 2021
Inspired by the majestic falcon the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai pays homage to the history and dynamic vision of the host country
Awarded the Best Architecture trophy at the AD Design Awards 2021 for its ‘breathtakingly audacious building that embodies the pride of a nation’, the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai serves as an extension of the country, unraveling its dynamic spirit to a global audience through cutting-edge design.
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“The UAE Pavilion’s design emulates a falcon in flight,” explains Santiago Calatrava, the garlanded architect-engineer behind this kinetic building. “It is rooted in UAE’s local rich history and cultural heritage and is symbolic of the country”. Anchoring Expo 2020’s Opportunity District, the pavilion, with its LEED Platinum certification demonstrates the country’s commitment to innovation and sustainability, whilst continuing its contemporary legacy of commissioning landmarks that become global icons.