The Austrian Pavilion by Querkraft
Like a forest of truncated cones, creating a play of light and shadow, the architecture, designed by the Viennese studio, combines traditional building materials with modern techniques. With this structure, the Austrian pavilion invites the visitor to question the thoughtful and respectful reuse of resources.
The United Arab Emirates Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava
The host country’s building is surely the most imposing structure at the World Expo. Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the pavilion is inspired by the wings of a soaring falcon, the nation’s symbol. An important emblem that underlines the country’s current goals around global connectivity. v
The Japan Pavilion designed by Yuko Nagayama & Associates
With this three-dimensional façade, the architect creates a cultural relationship between the two countries, drawing inspiration from arabesques and Asanoha, a traditional motif in Japanese origami art. A cultural and historical link that Yuko Nagayama combines with a search for sustainable technology. The air conditioning is inspired by Badgir, a traditional Middle Eastern architectural element used to create natural ventilation, and Uchimizu, a Japanese practice of spraying water to cool the atmosphere.
The Singapore Pavilion designed by WOHA Architects
Named “Nature.Nurture.Future,” the Singapore pavilion models a city in search of a responsible future through the synergy of architecture, nature, technology and culture. Imagined as a suspended garden, where each level of the building is invaded by lush nature, the pavilion creates a true self-sustaining ecosystem and shows the possibilities of a future that unites urban life and nature.
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By Louise Conesa