After the confirmation of Dubai to be the first middle eastern city to host a Universal Expo in 2020, the UAE step forward to nominee one of the greatest architects of 20th century, to be in charge to built UAE pavillion for Milan Expo 2015: Foster + Partners.
Foster + Partners unveiled the design for the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo! Designed to evoke the experience of walking through UAE’s ancient communities, the elongated site will be transformed into a contemporary reinterpretation of a desert city.
At the end of the exhibition trail visitors reach a green oasis leading into a ground level café, with a formal restaurant on the first floor and a hospitality roof terrace on top. The landscaping around the pavilion and in the open public areas is designed to evoke the terrain and flora of the UAE.
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Architects: Foster + Partners
Design Team: Norman Foster, David Nelson, Spencer de Grey, Gerard Evenden, Martin Castle, John Blythe, Andre Ford, Giovanna Sylos Labini, Ronald Schuurmans, Daniel Skidmore, Andrea Soligon, Davide Conti, Giuseppe Lucibello
Collaborating Architect: Marco Visconti
Project Manager: Fraser Randall
Photographs: Foster + Partners