AZERBAIJAN PAVILION
EXPO 2020 DUBAI

Simmetrico conceived, designed, and built the Azerbaijan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Seeds for the Future: this title clearly explains the key message behind the project, that is, the awareness that only by investing in the future now can people secure a sustainable tomorrow.
We designed a structure that is as transparent as a leaf but as solid as a tree. These shapes are not only symbolic but functional too. The leaf is a tensile structure that generates a microclimate that absorbs little energy. The large trunk is the fulcrum around which the spaces develop vertically and horizontally.
The exhibition involves visitors with stories and reflections on our future. Case studies will teach visitors about a country that has managed to make great strides during its young history. Azerbaijan has faced global challenges such as safeguarding and improving the environment, diversifying the economy and investing in human capital and sustainable development. On several occasions, these challenges were met by introducing avant-garde visions, which represent the “seeds of the future” and precious opportunities for reflection in the Expo context.

 

 

CREDITS

General Commissioner/Head of Delegation: Anar Alakbarov 

Main contractor: Simmetrico srl

 

HEYDAR ALIEV FOUNDATION TEAM 

Deputy Commissioner General/Project Manager: Narmin Jarchalova

Pavilion Manager: Rustam Ibrahimov

International Cooperation/Partnership Coordinator: Sontan Mammadov

Legal Advisor: Adil Karimli

Communication Manager: Fidan Yusibova 

 

SIMMETRICO TEAM

Head of Project: Daniele Zambelli

General Supervisor: Francesca Tirotti

Head of Architectural Team:  Francesco Giordano

Head of Exhibition Design Team: Andrea Fiorito

Experience Design Coordinator: Devis Gobbi

Head of PMO: Luigi Vittorio Ferrari 

Finance Managers: Gregorio Gaudenzi, Roberta Valloggia 

Architectural Project Manager: Valeria Pallotta

Exhibition Project Manager: Gaia Dall’Omo

Art Directors:  Devis Gobbi, Eleonora Valsecchi

Graphic Art: Andrea Minini, Nicola Neri

Fitout Manager: Stefano Ferrè

Exhibition Designers: Andrea Fiorito, Lucrezia Montalboddi

AVL Technical Director: Filippo Nepote Andrè

Content Director: Celeste Sergianno

Content Manager: Francesca Radaelli

Copywriter and Translator: Reem Fahd

Logistics Manager: Matteo Paparella

 

ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

Preliminary Sketches: Daniele Zambelli, Francesco Giordano, Alessandro Pongan, Andrea Fiorito

Concept Design: Simmetrico Architettura Srl, Ideas Srl 

Final Design: Simmetrico Architettura Srl, Ideas Srl, SCE Project Srl 

Construction Management: Simmetrico Architettura, Sce Project Srl 

MEP Design: SCE Projects Srl, ESA Engineering

Landscape Engineering and Design: South Landscape Consultants

Architect of Record and H&S Manager: A2Z Architectural 

 

COSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIERS

Local Construction Company: ASGC Construction LLC, Al Shafar Interiors (ASI) Co LLC  

ETFE Supplie: Maco Technology

Wood Elements Supplier: Rubner Holzbau

Landscaping Supplier: K&D International Contracting LLC 

 

EXHIBIT PROJECT

Experience Design and Storytelling: Andrea Fiorito, Eleonora Valsecchi, Devis Gobbi, Lucrezia Montalboddi, Celeste Sergianno

Concept Design: Simmetrico Srl

Final Design: Simmetrico Architettura Srl, Designdirect Srl

Technical Direction: Simmetrico Srl

Setup Management:  Simmetrico Srl 

Setup Contractor: Carli produzioni Srl

White Trees Installation, Structures and Setup: Mint L.L.C

Special Decors: C Decorazioni

Robotics and Setup of Flowers Carillon: Leva srl, Dadomani srl

Tulip Lights Flowers Installation: Terenzi Srl

Film Director: Mattia Molinari

Video Editing, Visual Effects and Postproduction: Bonsaininja Srl, Dadomani Srl, Studio YET

Software and Video Engineering: Videosoft Srl

Light Designer: Luxive srl, M2L Srl

AVL Installation and Cabling: Armonica Srl

Lights Programming: Marco Made De Nardi

Sound Designer: Painè Cuadrelli

Sound Engineering: Davide Bonotto

Technologies and Custom Solutions Engineering: Unitech Digital Media Srl

Hydroponic Boxes Project: Product Linfa by Robonica, Design Giampiero Peia

Furniture Design and Production: PCMC