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Dubai World Expo 2020

Dubai, UAE60,000 SF / 5,574 SMCompletion 2020

Expo 2020 Dubai, “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,” creates a platform for innovation, creativity, and collaboration globally. 

With subthemes focusing on Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, the Expo will showcase fundamental issues of our time. The United States Pavilion is designed to introduce visitors from all over the world to America’s leading role in developing the future of global mobility.

The Fentress-designed pavilion is based on the theme, “What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility,” and emphasizes the power and diversity of American culture, technological innovation in mobility, and commercial opportunity throughout the United States. The design creates a powerful metaphor for the dynamism of American ingenuity, progress, and innovation. The structure’s circular form evokes a sensation of movement, making visitors feel like the building itself it is motion. The main attraction of the pavilion features an immersive Virgin Hyperloop One experience. A winding pathway guides visitors throughout three floors of exhibition as they experience the thrill of American firsts from the past, present, and future.  

Our team unites leading U.S. architecture, experiential, communications, public diplomacy, academic, financial management, and fundraising firms who have come together to fund, design, build, operate, and decommission the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The design was selected by the U.S. Department of State following a competitive nation-wide request for proposal. This multi-year public-private partnership will bring the U.S. pavilion to life, a huge undertaking that will require the collaboration of its creative, commercial, and cultural partners from across all the United States and its territories.