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Foster + Partners Unveils Plans for UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo

15 January, 2014

-By Holly O'Dell


Foster + Partners brings the desert to Italy in its recently revealed renderings of the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Two undulating 39-ft.-high-walls define the structure, whose paths of self-shaded pedestrian streets and courtyards evoke the atmosphere of UAE’s ancient cities. The walls, which continue throughout the elongated site in a series of parallel waves, suggest the ridges and textures of the emirate’s and dunes.  



A ramp travels upwards from the canyon-like entrance toward the auditorium, contained within a drum at the center of the site. Food and beverage options include a ground-level café, formal restaurant, and hospitality rooftop terrace. Foster + Partners is targeting LEED Platinum with sustainable features such as rainwater capture and photovoltaic cells. After its run at Expo, the structure will be disassembled and reconstructed in the UAE.




Foster + Partners Unveils Plans for UAE Pavilion at Milan Expo

15 January, 2014


Foster + Partners brings the desert to Italy in its recently revealed renderings of the United Arab Emirates pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo. Two undulating 39-ft.-high-walls define the structure, whose paths of self-shaded pedestrian streets and courtyards evoke the atmosphere of UAE’s ancient cities. The walls, which continue throughout the elongated site in a series of parallel waves, suggest the ridges and textures of the emirate’s and dunes.  



A ramp travels upwards from the canyon-like entrance toward the auditorium, contained within a drum at the center of the site. Food and beverage options include a ground-level café, formal restaurant, and hospitality rooftop terrace. Foster + Partners is targeting LEED Platinum with sustainable features such as rainwater capture and photovoltaic cells. After its run at Expo, the structure will be disassembled and reconstructed in the UAE.

 


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