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Selgascano + FRPO Design Inflatable Canopy for Spain's EXPO 2020 National Pavilion

03:30 - 2 October, 2018
Selgascano + FRPO Design Inflatable Canopy for Spain's EXPO 2020 National Pavilion, Spanish Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Selgascano & FRPO
Spanish Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Selgascano & FRPO

Architecture firms Selgascano and FRPO have been announced as a finalist in the competition to design Spain's National Pavilion for EXPO 2020 in Dubai. Their proposal includes an inflatable canopy of nine yellow ETFE cylinders set within a steel framework. Reinterpreting the Spanish plaza, the design creates a new take on the public square. The pavilion was made to be ultralight as a more sustainable structure that could be easily removed and transported. Formed as a 'breathing pavilion', the design allows two inflatables to move up and down to respond to views, light and breeze.

Spanish Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Selgascano & FRPO Spanish Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Selgascano & FRPO Spanish Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Selgascano & FRPO Spanish Pavilion + 22

Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilions and Architecture

15:05 - 28 September, 2018
Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilions and Architecture, UK Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Es Devlin
UK Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Es Devlin

For the Dubai 2020 Expo, the United Arab Emirates and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, selected the theme Connecting Minds, Creating the Future. Organized around ideas of Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity, the next world Expo will be the first to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia region. Organised every five years, the world expo lasts six months and is created as a global destination for millions of people to share ideas, showcase innovation, encourage collaboration and celebrate human ingenuity.

UAE Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Santiago Calatrava Sustainability Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Grimshaw Mobility Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Foster + Partners Austria Pavilion. Image Courtesy of Querkraft + 10