Chile finalises Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion design

Chilean architects Smiljan Radic, Cecilia Puga, and Paula Velasco’s design was selected as the official entry for Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

Chile has revealed its pavilion design for Expo 2020 Dubai, earlier this week, following a nation-wide design competition that received 24 entries. Chilean architects Smiljan Radic, Cecilia Puga, and Paula Velasco have designed a wooden structure inspired by nomadic shelters found in the South American country.

According to Bureau International des Exposition (BIE’s) Twitter account, the pavilion will be located in the Sustainability District, and will be built on an area of 1100 sqm. and be 130m long and 21m wide.

According to Chilean daily, La Tercera, architect Puga said that ‘for the pavilion, they have looked at it not only in terms of  architectural but have designed it for maximum efficiency but deploying only minimal resources.’

It also stated that the pavilion will be built with 2.60m boards and nuts, keeping in mind the concept of sustainability and will have screens inside where different facets of the country will be exhibited, such as its productive matrix, art, and geographical features.

Commenting on the pavilion design, Álvaro Saieh, the General Commissioner of Chile at Expo Dubai 2020, said: We are very happy with this interpretation of Chile, which is not a great world power, but a country of effort. That is what this work reflects.”


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