Innovation + creativity
The winning design for the UK Pavilion is being produced by Avantgarde, leading a consortium of globally renowned experts including Es Devlin Studios, Veretec, Atelier One, and Atelier Ten. They explore how we can come together for a shared future and directly linked the concept to the thematic district that the UK Pavilion sits.
From the Latin Ob (towards) and Portus (a port). A seafaring term – inscribing in the language of an ancient trading nation, whose seaports are set to be supplemented with the UK’s first commercial Spaceport by 2021.
Taking inspiration from the route of the word ‘opportunity’, Es Devlin started looking at what it would mean to space travel. She was inspired by the physicist Stephen Hawking’s Breakthrough Message where it invites people worldwide to consider what message we would communicate to express ourselves as a planet should we one day encounter other advanced civilisations in space.
UK Pavilion virtual tour
Explore the UK Pavilion and find out more about the different space.
Avantgarde and Es Devlin OBE
The winning design for the UK Pavilion is being produced by Avantgarde, leading a consortium of globally renowned experts including Es Devlin Studios, Veretec, Atelier One, and Atelier Ten.
Pico, with their construction partner McLaren, ensured that we built the UK Pavilion in a sustainable, efficient way. Pico was selected for its long history in World Expos having been involved in the delivery of over 80 country pavilions and over 50 years experience.
McLaren brings a wealth of experience in the construction and development industry to add to Pico's expertise.