Expo 2020 Dubai, National pavilions, Germany pavilion, Pavilion architecture

Germany appoints consortium to design, build and curate its national pavilion for Expo 2020

Germany has appointed a consortium comprising Berlin-based architecture practice LAVA, Swiss construction company ADUNIC and Cologne-based agency facts and fiction to design, build and curate its national pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

While facts and fiction will be responsible for the content, exhibition and media design, ADUNIC, which specialises in temporary structures, will build the pavilion. Both firms have contributed to previous expos -- during Expo 2015 Milan, facts and fiction designed the Monaco and Kazakhstan pavilions and ADUNIC built a number of other pavilions. 

This will be LAVA's first time contributing to Expo; however, the firm has worked on a number of projects in the Middle East, including Masdar eco city in Abu Dhabi and the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in Riyadh.

“We’re delighted to have won the German Pavilion contest,” said Dietmar Jähn, a managing director at facts and fiction, while commenting on the selection committee’s decision. “It’s a dream come true and a great honour for us to have our concept chosen to represent Germany at the Expo in Dubai.”

The group was chosen due to its response to the tender criteria, which fused the Expo theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future' with Germany's sustainability subtheme. The concept for the pavilion will be presented in Dubai on 19 September.