Blue Sky Dreaming – The subject epitomizes Australian positive thinking, aspiration, and coordinated effort, and imagines limitless potential outcomes established on 60,000 years of advancement. Australian Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai Echoes the Country’s Distinctive Culture and Landscape
Welcome to Australian Pavilion and–
– Explore 60,000 years of Australian astronomy or stargazing
– Discover the natural beauty of its land
– Its long track record of ingenuity
– Be entertained by some of its brightest stars
– Immerse yourself in ‘Blue Sky Dreaming’
Architect – Bureau Proberts
Location – Mobility District
Area – Approx. 3,552 sq. m
Timing – 10:00 – 22:00
You will find – Architectural, Cultural Discovery, Exhibitions, Food and Beverage, Events, Gift/ Souvenir shop
Blue Sky Dreaming – The subject epitomizes Australian positive thinking, aspiration, and coordinated effort, and imagines limitless potential outcomes established on 60,000 years of advancement.
Brisbane – based architecture firm Bureau Proberts has disclosed its plan for the Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, UAE. The pavilion fills in as a cultural contribution with huge social space that deciphers Australia’s unmistakable scene and skies through a cloud-like structure suspended over folding timber. Proberts says the design process was similarly strengthening and challenging for his group. “We derived great satisfaction from translating the essence of Australia — or its qualitative elements — into a built form. We like to go beyond the brief to make a cultural contribution” he says.
The design “captures the local sensibility” by emphasizing the welcoming and warm nature of the Australians through the central and protected assembling region. The architects chose to fabricate the design with components that capture the country’s unicity culture and ambiance. Vertical aluminum boards were consolidated to make an enormous cloud that floats over the pavilion. The group utilized paint as a medium to address mists as three-dimensional figures. In the evening, the cloud-like structure will be illuminated in a dynamic show that reciprocates Australia’s thunderous skies. “Just as a real cloud is made up of a series of droplets, our cloud structure comprises a myriad of disparate yet similar elements. Together, they signify the way in which Australia is home to multiple cultures that unify and enhance our nation.” — Liam Proberts, Managing and Creative Director of Bureau Proberts. Noting the sustainability side of the pavilion, the architecture team used “familiar, reusable and readily available products” to keep up with the ecological effect and cutoff squander and superfluous assembling. Cross-laminated timber (CLT) was utilized for the terrain as it very well may be economically sourced and destroyed once the exhibition closes. “It offers a welcoming invitation to all visitors, echoing the warm and inclusive nature of Australians.”
The open-air spaces of the pavilion are crucial to capture Australian sensibilities within the architecture, with a striking design of vertical aluminium boards, in different sizes, joining to make an enormous cloud that drifts over the structure. “It was interesting to find that cumulus clouds appear throughout history in scenes of the Australian landscape. Not only is the cumulus cloud instantly recognizable on the Australian skyline, but it’s also ubiquitous the world over.” When night falls on the pavilion, a progression of lights will enlighten the cloud — making a unique showcase compared to the effect of a lightning bolt from an Australian rainstorm. “Our intention is for international visitors to get a sense of the ancient and rugged landscape we inhabit and for Australian visitors to feel a sense of familiarity and connectedness through the pavilion’s design,” says Proberts.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, under strict Covid regulations following a year delay due to the general pandemic. Zeroed in on architecture, culture, and innovation, the worldwide exhibition, held for the primary time within the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia, will gather almost 191 national participants. Recently, aerial shots of the venue were published, which highlighted the water and garden features. With the pavilion on display at the Expo for 6 months, the practice’s textural curation sought to deploy familiar, reusable, and readily available products to mitigate unnecessary manufacturing and production processes and lessen environmental impact. “The Australian Pavilion is expected to attract 1.3 million visitors across six months, in addition to business, industry, and government representatives who will be hosted in a dedicated VIP facility which includes a second-story balcony that overlooks the pavilion forecourt. A world expo has a rich history and is the perfect platform for architecture to fulfill and yet transcend form and function.” The Expo serves as a return for Bureau Proberts, with the training already working with artist Idris Khan on a workmanship establishment and structure in Abu Dhabi for his piece Wahat Al Karama.
The Australian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will echo the country’s distinctive culture and landscape through various architectural and cultural events and exhibitions. It will make the visitors explore 60,000 years old culture and heritage of Australia. It will help visitors discover the natural beauty of its land.
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- Architectureanddesign.com. (2021). Australia’s World Expo 2020 Pavilion channels landscape and skyline. [online] Available at: https://www.architectureanddesign.com.au/news/australia-world-expo-2020-pavilion-bureau-proberts