“New Nature” Romania’s National Pavilion

Expo Dubai 2020

Competition 1st prize
1285 sqm

The solutions contest’s purpose was selecting the best proposal for envisioning and creating Romania’s National Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai for assigning the design and curatorial contract.

The theme of the "2020 Dubai Exhibition", to be held from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021, is "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future" and wishes to assert a global need for collaboration to inspire generations to develop partnerships between organizations, business sectors and geographical locations, as well as to better address the needs of a changing world.

For developing the main theme, 3 subthemes were chosen: opportunities, mobility and sustainability, which are the expo’s main physical sections. Romania picked the sustainability section, where it will build a national pavilion, where for 6 months activities specific for an international expo will be held: artistic & diplomatic events, permanent and temporary expos, hospitality and intercultural dialogue actions.

“New Nature” is the concept of the pavilion and the exhibition on which the entire project is built. We find ourselves and the planet in a very fragile equilibrium that cannot be sustained any longer. There-fore an urgent revision is necessary in order to reconnect rethink and recreate our future. This approach of finding a new valuable equilibrium we named New Nature.” – say the authors.