Pavilion at Dubai EXPO 2020

by: Aashana Agarwal
Instructors: Leo Pereira, Vishwanath Kashikar, Uday Andhare, Surya Kakani, Íñigo Cornago Bonal
2 November 2016

The project, a pavilion for India at the world fair, intends to house an exhibit that fosters a new debate towards current issues of the country and the world at large. It becomes a place for exchange in a global setting. Together with a platform to interact, the pavilion also sets a tone for introspection and self inquiry for the visitor.

The pavilion becomes a space where the visitor experiences a pause. The visitor cuts through a forest to arrive at a large volume, where the debate within begins. This project is a fine line between exhibition design and architecture with the intention to curate a journey using light, water, sound and smell. The building itself becomes the exhibit. Once an abstract idea is established, an effort is made towards realizing it. The entire process is trying to materialize the abstract idea at various scales. The project is a quest to learn how to visualize a space and then to achieve it.