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Fentress Architects to design USA Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

American architecture practice Fentress Architects, founded by Curtis Fentress in 1980, has been commissioned to design the USA Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sitting within the 438-hectare masterplan designed by HOK, the pavilion will be based on the theme ‘What Moves You’, and feature highlights of American culture and technology. According to the U.S. Department of State, the team intends to use the programme as a “showcase of the innovation, creativity and diversity that defines the United States.”

Images of the pavilion are yet to be revealed, however, the design team has described their role as to “create a powerful metaphor for the dynamism of American culture and values of ingenuity, progress and innovation through form and colour,” reported Arch Daily.

The pavilion isn’t Fentress Architects’ first time working in the region — the firm had previously designed the Dancing Sisters mixed-use towers for Dubai, which opened in 2012, as well as the Baitek mixed-use tower in Kuwait, which opened in 2007.

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