What will Singapore look like or hope to become in the future? A sustainable oasis, according to the Singapore Pavillion at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The World Expo, often labelled as one of the “world’s greatest shows”, showcases the achievements and highlights of different nations through exhibitions and pavilions. This year, Singapore is showcasing its vision of being a “city in nature”.
The Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) has tapped homegrown architect firm Woha to design the site this year. Themed Nature, Nurture, Future, the six-month exhibition—which runs till March 31, 2022—integrates nature, technology and architecture to create immersive experiences that will offer visitors a glimpse of the nation’s innovations and aspirations as a resilient city in nature.
The pavilion is designed by Woha as a “prototype that demonstrates how the built environment can co-exist with nature”. It mirrors Singapore as a city in many ways: the site, spanning 1,550sqm, is located on one of the smallest plots in the Expo, and space is maximised and multiplied through stacked levels and layers, just like in land-scarce Singapore.
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