Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020

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 landscaped garden cones are thematic volumes with sensory and multimedia displays that engulf the visitors in a refreshing and memorable experience. A meandering canopy walk brings visitors around and through the cones and emerges to an open sky market platform. Sheltered by the solar canopy and cooled with fine mist fans, visitors learn more about singapore’s DNA from the array of exhibits and programs. The experience concludes at the ground galleria with a display of Singapore’s design stories and a retail space. Despite the heat of the desert, the visitors’ journey is made comfortable and enjoyable by the combination of shade, evapo-transpiration cooling of the vegetation and fine mist fans that cool the air by 5-10 degrees Celsius.