The Building of the Spain Pavillion
Intelligence is the key to success of the human species. Our resourcefulness, creativity and capacity for innovation are essential tools for preserving life and biodiversity and creating a sustainable future. The slogan “Intelligence for life” sums up the communication objectives of the Spain Pavilion.
The Spain Pavilion aims to offer itself up as an example of intelligent creativity, capable of uniting people around amazing creative projects in the fields of science, technology, production, education and art. These projects will bear the Spanish mark and have the potential to change our lives and our future.
With its architecture project, Amann-Cánovas-Maruri Studio won the architecture contest to design the Spain Pavilion for Expo Dubai 2020. The jury assessed the project’s iconic force, sustainability criteria- key to the theme of the district where the pavilion is located- and design based on reusable materials.
The square offers various interconnected spaces, covered by cones. While visitors wait to enter the atrium, they can learn about Spain’s contributions to global culture and its ties to the Arab world.
The atrium connects the square with the below-ground level. The Atrium, a controlled-access space, is one of the most spectacular spaces as it houses an artistic installation that portrays the theme “Intelligence for life”.
The below-ground level is where the theatre and exhibition gallery can be found. The theatre will offer an amazing and unforgettable cinematographic show as a way of presenting Spain to visitors of Expo Dubai. The exhibition gallery includes the forest of the future: This unique theatrical setting showcases a selection of innovative Spanish projects in sustainability to promote a participative reflection on the SDGs and sustainable development.