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Expo 2020, Thematic Districts

PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Cultural Architecture
Firm LocationLondon, United Kingdom
Project locationExpo 2020 Dubai, Expo Road, Dubai South, Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
CompanyHopkins Architects
Lead ArchitectSimon Fraser
Design TeamStructural Engineer - e.construct, MEP Engineer - Hoare Lea, Cost Consultant - Turner & Townsend
ClientEXPO 2020 Dubai, UAE

Hopkins Architects master planned, designed, and delivered the largest built area of Expo 2020 - the ‘Thematic Districts’- creating a new piece of city which housed over 87 new permanent buildings and hosted the work of more than 136 participating countries in this covid-delayed exhibition. Three petal-shaped districts representing Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability sit at the heart of the Expo masterplan and connect to the central Al Wasl Plaza. A central spine runs through each district connecting to a main plaza, with water features, event stages, activity areas and rest places.