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Expo 2020 Dubai's wood-based Chile Pavilion revealed

A consortium comprising Chilean architects Smiljan Radic, Cecilia Puga, and Paula Velasco has worked on the 1,100m2 structure

Expo 2020 Dubai's Chile Pavilion.
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Expo 2020 Dubai's Chile Pavilion.

Design details of Chile’s national pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai have been revealed, with the wooden structure — planned to be located in the World Expo’s Sustainability District — featuring a theme inspired by Chilean nomadic shelters.

Revealing the first look of the Chilean Pavilion on its official Twitter account, Bureau International des Exposition (BIE) said that the structure had been designed by a consortium comprising Chilean architects Smiljan Radic, Cecilia Puga, and Paula Velasco.

The consortium was picked following a design competition that saw 24 entries. 

According to information published on the website of Pontifical Catholic University of Chile's faculty of architecture, design, and urban studies, the structure will be built on an area spanning 1,100m2.

A Spanish-language report by Chile’s La Tercera stated that the pavilion would be 130m-long and 21m-wide. 

The report added that several screens would be installed within the pavilion to showcase Chile's geographical features, as well as the art and culture of the South American nation.

Speaking at the selection of the consortium’s architectural proposal for the pavilion’s design, Commissioner General of Chile at Expo 2020 Dubai, Álvaro Saieh, said: “We are very happy for the enthusiasm that this contest generated among Chilean professionals.

“Despite the short time they had to work, 24 projects were received from leading architects and architects' offices.”

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