LAVA

LABORATORY FOR VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE

GERMAN PAVILION EXPO 2020

  • Client:
  • ARGE facts and fiction with ADUNIC
  • Location:
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Partners:
  • facts and fiction GmbH; NUSSLI Adunic AG; Schlaich Bergermann Partner; Transsolar; Certain Measures; energytec; Steinlehner; Kardorff Ingenieure
  • Status:
  • Under Construction
  • Size:
  • 4,500m2

ABOUT

Campus Germany: The German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai - an interplay of different volumes.

LAVA’s design for the German Pavilion is a vertical campus of nature and technology, taking cues from the local architecture. Demonstrating the Expo theme, everything from intelligent use of local climatic conditions to materials reuse to construction is sustainable.

The design reflects the underlying "campus" idea. Rather than being a building in the traditional sense, it is a vertical ensemble of building volumes, surrounded by a connecting element, with a light and airy central atrium. Volumes stacked one on top of the other to create an airy effect combine with enclosed voids. The result is a fascinating interplay between interior and exterior spaces and surprising perspectives. Visitors will repeatedly find themselves on the terraces of the open atrium, where they can experience the campus in all its spectacular diversity. 

facts and fiction are responsible for content, exhibition and media design, and the pavilion was built by NUSSLI ADUNIC. Koelnmesse is organising and running the German Pavilion on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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Ground breaking ceremony  © German Pavilion EXPO 2020 / Björn Lauen Professor Wallisser LAVA Architects with Dietmar Jähn (middle) facts and fiction and Harald Dosch (1 f.r) NUSSLI Adunic
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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope