Concept and Feasibility Studies

Saudi Arabia at Expo 2015

Life in the Desert

How can a country such as Saudi Arabia make efficient use of scarce resources such as water, energy, and food? TRIAD Berlin is designing a country pavilion that truly lives up to the Expo 2015 theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life". 

  • Client
  • Ministry of Commerce and Industry
  • Location:
  • Milano
  • Year:
  • 2016

The pavilion illustrates traditional and innovative forms of resource use in the desert kingdom and reveals the inextricable connections between them. The dynamic curves of the architecture recall the shape of sand dunes and, at the same time, evoke the idea of a changing nation. Design elements such as slatted façades, basins with waterfalls, and a roof garden do not only form visual highlights, but also allow for energy-efficient climate control.