AZERBAIJAN PAVILION, DUBAI – EXPO 2020

The architecture of the Azerbaijan pavilion for the Expo 2020 in Dubai evokes a tree, whose trunk, from the roots to the foliage, supports a leaf. Lying on its side, the leaf covers and protects the central structure. The lower side area – also called Agora – around the tree can be accessed directly from outside. The basement floor of 740 square meters, hosts the technical area, the café restaurant and the Agora. Conceived as a typical Azerbaijan garden, with a small stage for performances and events, the Agora seems to be generated from the roots of the great tree. The leaf, a sophisticated backlighted insulated cuscion roof, acts as a protective and generator cover, able to feed the pavilion, making its consumption tend towards zero. The trunk, a connection between the floors and an ideal reference to the ‘lymphatic channels’ of a tree, is the supporting structure of the Pavilion. At its feet the roots expand outside, drawing the hypogeous area and “generating” the Agora.

Using modern methods of construction (MMC), architectural engineering has focused on developing a fast-prefabricated construction strategy in order to achieve the innovative sustainable target of an ‘almost full dry construction’ as well as a quick and easy dismantling process.

SCE Project was involved in the technical full service design (architectural, structural and MEPF). The firm also worked on the BIM model and data management.  In collaboration with Simmetrico, SCE Project led the Project and Construction Management.

Client: Azerbaijan – Simmetrico Network
Design Architect: Simmetrico Network / iDeas
Location: Dubai, Emirates
Year: 2018 – In corso
Sector: PUBLIC AND CULTURAL
Services: BIM & Data Management, Integrated Design, Project Management, Construction Management, Architecture

Structural drawings © SCE Project – Renders © Simmetrico Network
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Padiglione Azerbaijan - EXPO 2020
Azerbaijan Dubai Expo 2020 SCE Project
Azerbaijan Dubai Expo 2020 SCE Project
Azerbaijan Dubai Expo 2020 SCE Project
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Azerbaijan Dubai Expo 2020 SCE Project
Structural drawings © SCE Project – Renders © Simmetrico Network
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