2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion, Event + Exhibition Building Architect, UAE Design Project Images

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

Event + Exhibition Architecture, UAE – design by METAFORM Architects

12 Feb 2018

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

Design: METAFORM Architects

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

METAFORM is going to build the Luxembourgish pavilion for the forthcoming World Expo in 2020. The Dubai office will support the daily business of the project and ease and shorten communication channels.

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

The Luxembourgish architecture office METAFORM announces the opening of its first subsidiary in Dubai (UAE). The office, which is located in the Boulevard Plaza Tower 1, Downtown Dubai, will focus on the project realization of the Luxembourgish pavilion for the forthcoming World Expo that will take place in 2020. The new subsidiary will be responsible for handling the daily business concerning the EXPO project and will promote METAFORM’s architecture in the Middle East.

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

METAFORM won the competition for the pavilion out of 19 submitted designs, prevailing against established architecture offices. The competition was called into being by the GIE (groupement d’intérêt économique), consisting of selected representatives of the Luxembourgish Ministry of Economy, Chambre de Commerce, Bâtiments Publics, SES Astra and Post Luxembourg.

For the festive inauguration of the new office, numerous representatives from Luxembourg and the Middle East will be present. The Luxembourgish Minister of Economy Etienne Schneider as well as the general commissioner of EXPO 2020 Maggy Nagel attended the event that took place on February 11, 2018, at the Burj Khalifa.

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

About the EXPO pavilion
The theme designated for the Luxembourg pavilion at Dubai EXPO2020 is “Opportunity”. It reflects the history of Luxembourg, its present and future. The proposed pavilion is like the country: small and ambitious, intriguing and reassuring, and above all generous and open.

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

2020 Expo Dubai Luxembourgish Pavilion

The formal proposition is inspired by a Möbius strip, where twisting and folding of a ribbon results in one single surface, with no beginning and no end, symbolizing an infinity, and in the particular context of “cradle to cradle”, the circular economy. The limits between the interior and exterior are blurred. The single face of the ribbon is at once a floor, a wall, a ceiling, hence a multilayered scenography canvas. The proportions of the space change constantly, in terms of width, height, depth, view and perspective. Due to its very particular and unique landscape, Luxembourg City offers similar changes in perception. The aim was to give a hint of this experience while walking around the pavilion. At the same time, visual connections are created on different levels, between different stages, the ambiance and attitudes of people, thus enhancing the visitor’s curiosity.

About METAFORM ME
Founding partner of METAFORM Middle East
Shahram Agaajani, Thierry Cruchten, Bahador Baradari and GG Kirchner

About METAFORM architects
METAFORM is an interdisciplinary team that specializes in architecture, interior design and product design. These different disciplines are considered as dependent and influential to each other.

A simple approach and a clear design language are the main focus of METAFORM. Each project, through the program and place, is an appropriate architectural, design and formal response, leading to a unique identity.
The style is never predetermined. A building does not stand alone. It equally belongs to its neighbours, street, public space … to the city itself. The range of activities varies from urbanism to detail design, together with different landscape and housing research.

Images: Metaform – Vyonyx

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Dubai 2020 Expo Pavilions

Design: Santiago Calatrava, Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects

Dubai 2020 Expo Pavilions

Foster + Partners, BIG and Grimshaw Architects have won a competition to design a trio of pavilions for the 2020 Expo in Dubai.

This global architecture competition included thirteen competing architectural teams.

The pavilions will form the centrepiece for the 438-hectare Expo site in Jebel Ali.

The title for the Expo is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.

The festival’s three core themes are ‘Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity’.

The port town of Jebel Ali is located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

– United Arab Emirates Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava:
United Arab Emirates Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava architect

– Opportunity Pavilion architects: BIG, led by Bjarke Ingels
2020 Expo Dubai Pavilion by BIG

– Mobility Pavilion architects: Foster + Partners
2020 Expo Dubai Pavilion by Foster + Partners

– Sustainability Pavilion. architects: Grimshaw
2020 Expo Dubai Pavilion by Grimshaw

Dubai 2020 Expo Pavilions

Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai
Design: Grimshaw Architects
Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020
image courtesy of architects

Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Dubai World Expo 2010 Masterplan

Design: HOK / Populous

Dubai Will Host World Expo in 2020 with HOK-Designed Master Plan

Design looks to the future while drawing on traditional Emirati community planning concepts

2020 Expo Dubai Pavilions

Dubai has been chosen as the host of the World Expo in 2020. HOK was the lead designer for a team that developed the master plan for the Expo, which is expected to draw more than 25 million visitors from October 2020 through April 2021.

Dubai Expo 2020 – Expo Village:
Dubai Expo 2020 - Expo Village

Dubai Expo 2020 – Expo Village:
Dubai Expo 2020 - Expo Village
image from architects

Dubai World Expo

Dubai Expo Masterplan
image from architects

Dubai World Expo Masterplan

Design: HOK / Populous

Dubai Expo Masterplan
image from architects

The HOK / Populous team, lead designers of the Dubai Expo Masterplan, are delighted with Dubai winning the World Expo 2020, and would like to congratulate Dubai and everyone involved in the bid.

Dubai Expo Masterplan
image from architects

Dubai Expo Masterplan
image from architects

The Expo will be wonderful for the region and will be a significant legacy addition to the existing leisure, conference and cultural destination that is Dubai.”

Dubai Expo Masterplan
image from architects

HOK / Populous




UAE Architecture

Abu Dhabi Architecture Designs – chronological list

Dubai Buildings

Abu Dhabi Buildings

29 May 2017
Museum of the Future in Dubai, Emirates Towers area, on south side of Sheikh Zayed Road
Architect: Shaun Killa of Killa Design
Museum of the Future in Dubai Building | www.e-architect.co.uk
image courtesy of architects

Museum of the Future in Dubai Building

27 May 2017
Dubai Building Photos
Dubai buildings | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo © Adrian Welch
Dubai Architecture Photos

7 Apr 2017
Burj 2020 Dubai Tower in UAE
Architects: RNL Design
BURJ 2020 Dubai
photo courtesy of architects

BURJ 2020 Dubai Building
The world’s tallest commercial tower, part of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers development. The tower is to be completed in advance of Expo 2020 Dubai.

16 Mar 2017
Concrete, Alserkal Avenue
Design: OMA
Concrete Alserkal Avenue by OMA in Dubai
photo : Mohamed Somji. Photo courtesy Alserkal Avenue

Concrete Dubai

16 Feb 2017
Dubai plans miniature city on planet Mars
Miniature city on Mars

The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced intentions to build a “miniature city” on Mars within the next 100 years, reports Arabian Business.

The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour
Iconic new addition to Dubai’s skyline, ‘The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour’ for Emaar Properties.
The Tower at Dubai Creek Harbour foundations
image from architects

Hyperloop Pods and Portals
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Hyperloop Pods and Portals in Dubai
image from architects

Hyperloop Pods and Portals in Dubai

Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre
Design: Studio Niko Kapa
Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre Building
image from architect

Dubai Maritime Museum & Research Centre

1/JBR luxurious high-rise residential tower will overlook the upcoming Dubai Eye and The Palm
Design: Edge Design, architects
1/JBR Residential Tower Dubai Building
image from architect

1/JBR Residential Tower Dubai

Masterplan Designs

Dubai Architecture Tours

Dubai World Expo 2020

Populous Architects

HOK Architects

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