In October 2020, Dubai will host the World Expo. The theme is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and the ambitions of the organiser are great, with innovation and sustainability as important catchwords. Between 150-180 countries are expected to attend and the exhibition is estimated to have about 20 million visitors.
Stockholm-based Alessandro Ripellino Architects, Studio Adrien Gardère and Luigi Pardo Architetti has designed the Swedish pavilion, named "The Forest". The very essence of ‘the forest’ inspires the pavilion in its entirety, from its architectural sensibilities to its storytelling. The concept pervades the space, forming a powerful and cohesive sensation. Beautiful and enchanting, it is a fusion of dense Nordic woodland and Islamic geometric design, bringing together two cultures. It is to be approximately 3 000 square metres covering three stories, which is about the same size as the Swedish Pavilion at Expo 2010 in Shanghai.
Systemair is a proud sponsor, and will provide all ventilation and air conditioning for the Swedish pavilion.