With white walls profiled with the world map in one room and a futuristic display of all Qatar has to offer in another, the country’s pavilion opened to visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai on October 1.
The Qatar pavilion, located in the Sustainability District, presents its theme to visitors by focusing on innovation and the future from its facade.
Dancers performing traditional dances at the pavilion door welcomed visitors from around the world to the Expo.
Inspired by four elements
The architecture of the pavilion is inspired by the coat of arms of Qatar. This includes a dhow, palm trees, swords and water.
Each element is highlighted within the structure by Micael Calatrava, general manager of the pavilion and Santiago Calatrava, creative director of the Qatar pavilion.
The shape of the pavilion is reflected by two dhow sails. The two intertwined dhows represent swords joining together. While palm trees are depicted in a sculpture at the entrance to the pavilion and the bodies of water around the structure are inspired by the water of the Persian Gulf surrounding Qatar.
For the perfect insight into how the country’s past has led to its current achievements and future endeavors, visit the Qatar pavilion.