After years of work, anticipation, countless design hours, a global pandemic induced delay and more stumbling blocks than we’d have ever thought possible, it is immensely gratifying to see the Expo 2020 in Dubai finally open its doors.
“Through solar energy and innovative irrigation, Terra provides real life solutions to help preserve our planet for future generations.”
It’s not the main event just yet - the official opening of the whole Expo campus is scheduled for October 2021 - but Terra, the Sustainability Pavilion, is open from 22nd January to 10 April 2021 (with COVID-19 safety precautions in place), and if you’re able to explore it - well, we’re jealous, let’s put it that way. Designed by UK based Grimshaw Architects, the pavilion meets the highest available accreditation for sustainable architecture and means to inspire everyone who visits to fight climate change by offering a chance to explore the relationship between humankind and nature. Through solar energy (the pavilion generates enough to power more than 900,000 mobile phones) and innovative irrigation, Terra provides real life solutions to help preserve our planet for future generations.
A journey through Terra is an immersive experience in serval phases, taking you first through an extraordinary forest where you will learn how trees communicate with each other. The next chapter unfolds as a story of consumerism, as the forest transitions into an enormous factory, before finally exploring the future of our planet and offering earth conscious solutions.
We are incredibly proud to have been part of the process of getting Expo 2020 ready for the world. It’s been a huge challenge being a remote part of the team on the ground - and then remote even from each other as we’ve all transitioned to at-home working - but seeing the Expo begin to to open its doors makes it all finally feel real. We’re looking forward to seeing more of Terra over the next few months!