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.
Project PartnersMoriyama & Teshima Architects and EllisDon Construction Ltd.
OwnerGovernment of Canada
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
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 featuring an interactive winding queue which leads to a central theatre.
We provided structural design and protective design services to EllisDon Construction Ltd. for the temporary pavilion to showcase Canadian innovation.
- The structural system comprises steel braced frames and a 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.