WOHA have been appointed to design the Singapore Pavilion for the 2020 World Expo, to be held in Dubai. The Singapore Pavilion is led by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore's land use planning and conservation agency and produced by Radius Experiential International.
Located in the Expo’s Sustainability District, the Pavilion is inspired by its theme of ‘Nature. Nurture. Future.’, showcasing Singapore’s innovations and aspirations as a resilient, livable city in nature. It operates entirely on solar energy and solar desalination systems and is net-zero in energy over the 6-month World Expo period.
The key idea is to create an oasis in the Arabian desert that is green, soft and alive, demonstrating the great potential of the respectful, seamless integration and co-existence of nature and architecture. It represents a captivating and forward-looking Singapore, one that is sociable, sustainable and livable, and shows a way architecture can make a meaningful contribution to the fight against the effects of climate change.
Image credits: Singapore Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai
Consultants: Web Structures Engineering, Transsolar Klima Engineering, Salad Dressing, Light Collab