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PARTISANS, in collaboration with HXouse and Besix, have unveiled their proposal for the Expo 2020 Canada Pavilion, titled “Portal.” The pavilion seeks to create an “alluring architectural invitation to step inside the Canadian identity.” Visitors to the scheme experience the diverse social framework that makes Canada a model for the world, using data collection and AI to reconceive the country’s diverse population as a crystalline AI-generated interactive cloud. The pavilion is imagined as a porous cloud that shelters exhibition galleries and shaded semi-public spaces. The crystalline dendritic form, generated almost entirely from computation, holds an openness that represents the diversity of Canadian culture. The resulting cloud-like form “describes a land of boundless opportunity, onto which the dreams of its residents are projected real-time digitally.” View more View full description
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