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.
For the first time ever, a sustainable building completely in timber is erected in the UAE. Approximately 2,600 cubic meters of timber has been used for the structure, and approximately half of it is in the substructure. This is a prime example of sustainable construction using natural wood. In the future, we hope to see a lot of buildings built in wood here in the UAE and across the globe.
Did you know that 70 percent of Sweden’s surface is covered by forest and consists of around 87 billion trees? Only one percent of trees in the Swedish forest is felled annually, and for every tree harvested at least two new are planted.
Read more about the pavilion’s design and construction here.