Rashid Rana has won the best exterior design award at the Dubai Expo 2020 for Pakistan Pavilion! We don’t think it can get any better than this! Scroll down to find 7 reasons why everyone cannot stop about the Pakistan Pavilion.
It is wonderful to see projects that make us feel proud of our heritage. The Pakistan Pavilion at the Dubai Expo is doing just that – featured as one of the 5 Coolest Exhibits by one UAE publication, this one’s a ‘not to be missed’ moment in time! If you’re in Dubai, you’ve probably been, if you’re not, you might as well plan to go if at all, before it wraps up!
The Dubai Expo 2020 started from the 1st of October and will be active till the 31st of March 2022. It’s one of the biggest Expos ever since the pandemic! Hopes are high and visitors are in full swing and we say it’s definitely worth all the hype!
The Significance Of The Dubai Expo 2020
It aims to showcase different ideas, including architectural and technological innovations on a broader and international level. This year 192 countries are participating, each with a pavilion of their own, to attract tourism, investment and other economic potentials.
Does Pakistan Have Its Own Pavilion?
Yes, it does! The Pakistan Pavilion is a crowd favourite with its theme titled ‘The Hidden Treasure’. The Pavilion has eight main areas where Pakistan’s topography, handicrafts and local art are showcased, followed by a special stall for the desi food! It displays the history of our motherland in a fascinating, exciting and interactive way!
What Does The Pakistan Pavilion Represent?
Designed by the artist Rashid Rana and architect Shahid Abdullah, Pakistan Pavilion aims to ‘represent the multifaceted sides of Pakistan, from seasons to culture.’ We love the idea and thought behind it, don’t you?
Some Of The Top Exhibits At The Pakistan Pavilion
1. Aaina Kari
Aaina kari dates back to the Mughal Empire. This craft requires detail and a true art-lovers eye! And we’re loving how appealing it is!
2. Ten Billion Tree Tsunami Project
3. The Handicrafts
These exquisite pieces of art, inspired by the southern Mohana tribe will surely leave you in awe and make you proud of the heritage that is Pakistan!
4. Climate Change Message From 9 Year Old Emaan Danish
Climate Change event addressed by Emaan Danish, a 9 year old Pakistani climate activist inspiring on how the young can help preserve the environment.
5. Visitors are Wowed By The Exhibits At The Pakistan Pavilion
“Most importantly, your exhibition is spectacular” says one visitor, and we agree!
6. Mesmerizing Background Score From None Other Than Rohail Hyatt
The Pakistan Pavilion is finally opening its doors at Expo2020 from October 1st. Come inside and experience The Hidden Treasures and be mesmerized with the master piece “Unity of All that Appears” by @rashidranastudio
7. Catch The Live Musical Performance!
The buzz, the ambiance, the vibe – catch it all here at the Pakistan Pavilion at The Dubai Expo
The Pakistan Pavilion opened with a bang and is still thriving. President Arif Alvi, and several celebrities have paid it a visit too! You have till March 2022 to give this one a call. Will you be going? What are you most excited to see?