Architecture

With the underlying theme of One Country – The Islands of The Bahamas, water plays an integral part in the design of the pavilion. The structures are arranged in a spiraling form on a site of shallow water. The circulation path through the building aligns closely with ‘Our Story’ we take you “Forward, Upward, Onward, Together,” to experience the beauty of the islands.

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The architecture team along with others traveled to Dubai on October 16th -23nd, 2017. During this time, we attended the second international participants meeting for Expo 2020. Among some 500 delegates from 150 countries, we also had a chance to visit Atlantis the Palm Dubai where we studied various aspects that will help to guide our design and the initiatives we hope to incorporate in our self-built pavilion. Most of what we saw in Dubai was already implemented because of the research done, but viewing the actual site in person allowed us to get a better scale for the pavilion.






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There are multiple opportunities for us to showcase our Bahamian vegetation because most of the greenery that was seen in Dubai was artificial. This experience was truly an unforgettable one, at which we were able to display our country not only to Dubai but to the world. With the underlying theme of One Country – The Islands of The Bahamas, water plays an integral part in the design of the pavilion. The structures are arranged in a spiraling form on a site of shallow water. This symbolically demonstrates the islands being separated by a body of water but connected as one country with the use of wooden bridges. We chose to have the buildings rise above the water, which represents one of the issues of sea level rise and potential flooding for the islands. The circulation path through the building aligns closely with ‘Our Story’ we take you “Forward, Upward, Onward, Together,” to experience the beauty of the islands