Bea World Festival
Azerbaijan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Azerbaijan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Client company:
Heydar Aliyev Foundation
Organising company:

The Event

Simmetrico conceived, designed, and built the Azerbaijan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. A 3 year-journey to create a synthesis of the values, vision and aspirations of the country.

Seeds for the future: this title clearly explains the key message behind the project, that is the awareness that only by investing in the future now can people secure a sustainable tomorrow. Starting from this concept, Simmetrico conceived the Azerbaijan Pavilion’s architecture and exhibition. We designed a pavilion that is as transparent as a leaf but as solid as a tree. These shapes are not only symbolic but functional too. The leaf is a tensile structure that generates a microclimate that absorbs little energy. The large trunk is the fulcrum around which the spaces develop. The roots of the tree open to form a stage for shows. The fronds form a VIP area reserved for guests and offering them a view over the Expo site. The exhibition involves visitors with stories and reflections on our future. The organic and technological experience design invites visitors to engage with the story of the Country, which they can discover through interactions as simple as the gesture of the hand.