• Client:
  • ARGE facts and fiction with ADUNIC
  • Location:
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Partners:
  • facts and fiction GmbH; NUSSLI Adunic AG; Schlaich Bergermann Partner; Transsolar; Certain Measures; energytec; Steinlehner; Kardorff Ingenieure
  • Status:
  • Expo 2020
  • Size:
  • 4,500m2


Campus Germany: The German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

An interactive journey through the world of sustainability, the German Pavilion will be an entertaining, surprising, hands-on and digital showcase of German innovations and solutions in the field.

The architecture designed by LAVA also reflects the underlying CAMPUS idea. Rather than being a building in the traditional sense, it is a vertical ensemble of building volumes, surrounded by a connecting element, with a light and airy central atrium. Volumes stacked one on top of the other to create an airy effect combine with enclosed voids in an interplay that results in a fascinating alternation between interior and exterior spaces and surprising perspectives. Visitors will repeatedly find themselves on the terraces of the open atrium, where they can experience the campus in all its spectacular diversity.

Koelnmesse GmbH will be organising and running the German Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The "German Pavilion EXPO 2020 Dubai Consortium", comprising facts and fiction GmbH (Cologne) and ADUNIC AG (Frauenfeld, Switzerland), is in charge of concept design, planning and implementation. facts and fiction will be responsible for content, exhibition and media design, and the pavilion will be built by ADUNIC. The architecture and interior will be designed by LAVA.


(c) facts and fiction | NUSSLI Adunic | LAVA


Ground breaking ceremony  © German Pavilion EXPO 2020 / Björn Lauen Professor Wallisser LAVA Architects with Dietmar Jähn (middle) facts and fiction and Harald Dosch (1 f.r) NUSSLI Adunic
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Design: Toko / Development: Damien Aistrope