Spanish Pavilion Exhibition – ExpoDubai | 2020

Project: Spanish Pavilion Exhibition.

Client: Expo Dubai 2020.

Location: Dubai, UAE

Author: Carmelo Zappulla, External Reference. 

Team: Carmelo Zappulla, Stefano Fontolan, Sebastian Amorelli, Vianella Maestra, Amin Bigdeli, Iustinian Nanu, Ivan Marchuk.

Contractor: External Reference.


The exhibition tour pays tribute to the epic survival and the great challenges of humanity, its intelligence, its curiosity and the Universal desire to discover, invent and share. The pavilion is designed around a circular architecture and is divided into two perspectives. The first, large ‘Plaza’ whose facilities prioritize technologies that coexist with the analog character and lo-fi elements and where we generate some flashes talking about the arabic world and the history of Spain. 

The second, a technological forest that shows us the vibrant and intelligent solutions that modern science and research propose to look to the future with hope, such as sustainable crops, conservation of natural habitats, biofuels, etc. The most outstanding characteristic of this forest is, that although it is artificial, produces oxygen in real time due to material used to build them and photobioreactors around.