Singapore Presents Its Vision of A
Sustainable, Liveable and Resilient City of
The Future at Expo 2020 Dubai
Situated within the Sustainability District of the Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia region – the Singapore Pavilion presents a microcosm of the nation’s transformed landscape to the rest of the world.
Underscoring Singapore’s vision of shaping itself into a liveable, sustainable and resilient city of the future through the smart integration of design, technology and nature, the Pavilion profiles Singapore’s experience and expertise in developing and implementing urban innovations, and showcases the country’s continued commitment towards building a sustainable future. Themed “Nature. Nurture. Future”, the Pavilion also serves as a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas to build future cities that balances the needs of their people and environments.
Designed by Singapore-based architectural practice WOHA, the Singapore Pavilion represents the nation’s efforts to be a City in Nature and is an inviting space for international visitors to learn more about Singapore’s multi-faceted offerings. Its net-zero energy design that sustains 80,000 plants of more than 170 plant varieties amid a desert environment shows how this green vision can also be realised anywhere through smart and sustainable urban solutions.
Visitors are welcomed by a garden landscape when they first step into the Pavilion, with a phytoremediation pond nestled among an array of plants, trees, shrubs, including Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid. Boasting an open plan, the architecture interacts seamlessly with the environment, helping visitors to envision how nature can be integrated and restored in urban settings. The centerpiece of the Pavilion are the three verdant cones – Rainforest Cone, City Cone, and Flower Cone-each housing key exhibits that showcase Singapore’s transformational journey, solutions to urban issues, as well as efforts in creating a sustainable future for its people.