AZERBAIJAN PAVILION
EXPO 2020 DUBAI

For Expo 2020 Dubai, Azerbaijan once again entrusted their ideation, design and construction of their pavilion to Simmetrico, positioning it in the thematic district dedicated to Sustainability.

Seeds For The Future, the official theme of the Pavilion, clearly explains the key message behind the project, which is the awareness that only by investing in the future now, people can secure a sustainable tomorrow. 

Simmetrico has conceived a structure transparent as a leaf and solid as a tree. These shapes are not only symbolic but also functional: the leaf is a tensostructure that generates a low-consuming microclimate; whereas the tree’s large trunk is the fulcrum around which the pavilion’s spaces develop horizontally and vertically.

The exhibition involved visitors through stories and reflections on our future. Case studies teach visitors about a country that has managed to make great strides during its young history. Key areas of content focus on Azerbaijans commitment to global challenges such as environment safeguarding and improvement, economy-diversification and investment in human capital and sustainable development, challenges that were often met by introducing avant-garde visions, which represent the “seeds for the future” and precious opportunities for reflection in the Expo context.

This was a complete turn-key project, from the very first phase of conception to the pavilion’s delivery, including interior exhibitions and visitor journey.

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