Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri

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  • Project Managers : Atxu Amann Alcocer, Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza
  • Team : Denis Calle Facal, Pablo Sigüenza Gómez, Joachim Kraft, Borja Aznar Montero, Almudena Sánchez-Buitrago Morales, David Jiménez Iniesta, Alexandra Torres de Ayala
  • Construction Management : Andrés Cánovas Alcaraz, Nicolás Maruri González de Mendoza, Borja Aznar Montero
  • Client : Acción Cultural Española
  • Artistic Intervention : Daniel Canogar, Francisco López
  • Installations : eadAT Ingenieros
  • City : Dubai
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Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Exterior Photography
© Luis Asín

Text description provided by the architects. It is easy to design an Exhibition Pavilion and for it to turn into a Shopping Center on the outskirts of a large city. In other words, a project without character and subject to the interests of pure commerce.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Adriá Goula

From this point of view, the difficulty of a project like this consists in not losing the focus that instead of pure representation and above de inevitable spectacle it is possible to offer the visitors a friendly and intelligent place in which to take refuge with dignity.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Image 24 of 36
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Given the overwhelming speed that contemporary society bears, a set of spaces offering a place for slowness are not negligible, and instead of the rush to assimilate everything we find, it is good that the Spanish Pavilion offers peace, being this one of the challenges.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Luis Asín
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The proposed Pavilion is a sequence of intertwined squares, a concatenation of intermediate spaces, of places that produce diverse experiences in which time seems to recover. After so much walking, it is beautiful to think that the Spanish Pavilion provides seating and shadow. This offer is an act of welcome and friendship. The building, therefore, is a space that wants to be tangible and friendly, built with evocative materials providing domesticity and not wanting to be a mall or a business center.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Adriá Goula
Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Adriá Goula

We have built a Pavilion as an open space, cooled by passive systems; a place of places that can be reused in other locations when the expo disappears, with materials that can easily be reused or recycled.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Luis Asín

Therefore the building is intended as an open territory offering a warm welcome to everyone.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Exterior Photography
© Luis Asín

If someone would ask where the doors of this Pavilion are located, the answer is simple: where the shadow begins.

Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri - Interior Photography
© Luis Asín

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Cite: "Spanish Pavilion at the Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri" [Pabellón de España en la Exposición Universal Expo Dubai 2020 / amann-canovas-maruri] 19 Oct 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/970396/spanish-pavilion-at-the-universal-expo-dubai-2020-amann-canovas-maruri> ISSN 0719-8884

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