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Canada Pavilion, Expo 2020

The circular, 13,000-square foot, 60-foot-tall structure features an interactive winding queue which leads to a central theatre.

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Project Details

Project Partners
Moriyama & Teshima Architects and EllisDon Construction Ltd.
Owner
Government of Canada
Location
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Completion Date
Area
13,000 ft²
The Canada Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. Courtesy EllisDon Construction Ltd.

Overview

The first World Expo held in the region, Expo 2020 Dubai will host 190 participating countries and millions of visitors to help celebrate three distinctive themes: Opportunity, Sustainability and Mobility. The Expo's Canada Pavilion is a circular, 13,000-square foot, 60-foot-tall structure that features an interactive winding queue which leads to a central theatre.

We are providing structural design and protective design services to EllisDon Construction Ltd. for the temporary pavilion to showcase Canadian innovation.

Highlights

  • The structural system comprises steel braced frames and steel deck.
  • The architectural facade is a wind screen formed by timber elements arranged in a lattice geometry that represents the coast-to-coast change in elevation across the country.
  • The pavilion is designed for easy disassembly and removal following the completion of the event.