EXPO: In the Desert


Among all the wooden architecture at the Expo, rose impressive twelve meters high walls made in red fibre glass reinforced concrete. Rippled like gigantic sand dunes and designed to evoke the narrow self-shaded streets of the UAE’s historic settlements, the architecture immediately transported me to a different geography with none of the arabian kitchyness. No wonder since the UAE pavillion was designed by none other than Foster & Partners. 

Once inside, a video perfectly balanced between shrewd advertising and concrete information was following the visitors are treated to state of the art 3D animations on the theme of water. If only the (italian) staff had not been so pushy and commandeering I would have loved every minute of it!