Thirteen of the world’s leading architectural firms took part in a global competition, launched by Emaar Properties on behalf of Expo 2020. The competition sought to identify the designs for the three theme pavilions of: Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability, under the Expo’s 2020 theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.
The winning design for the Opportunity Pavilion was submitted by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), a group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers based in Copenhagen and New York. Foster + Partners, the internationally renowned practice, based in London, submitted the winning proposal for the Mobility Pavilion. The winning design for the Sustainability Pavilion was submitted by Grimshaw Architects. The firm designed the Eden project in Cornwall, UK, and is a leader in the field of sustainable architecture.