Professor Carmelo Zappulla designs a technological forest for the Spanish Pavilion at Dubai 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai

Professor Carmelo Zappulla designs a technological forest for the Spanish Pavilion at Dubai 2020

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January 17, 2020

External Reference, the architectural bureau co-founded by the professor and director of our Official Master in Experiential Interior Design, has presented the project they will carry out for the Spanish Pavilion at Dubai World Expo 2020. Carmelo and his team's candidacy, realized in collaboration with Onionlab, won the contest held last summer to choose the design of the exhibition part of the space.

Intelligent, sustainable and futuristic are the three adjectives that best define "El Bosque de la Inteligencia", a proposal of more than 2000 square meters that relates the history of Spain with the Arab world. The Spanish Pavilion will be in the sustainability area, so External Reference wanted to address renewable energies and recycling from a futuristic perspective through these facilities that will include photobioreactors and organic shapes printed in 3D. In addition, the space will produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide in real time. All this to express the vision and values of the environment through technology.

Nature has a fundamental role in the project

Since its foundation in 2007, the bureau directed by Carmelo Zappulla has accumulated awards and recognition thanks to their innovative spatial solutions in different sectors (architecture, urban planning, hospitality, retail, events, exhibitions, etc.). Congratulations!

Images: External Reference.

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