Kuwait is a country of vast deserts and seas, from which are harvested its vital energy resources.The ideas of protection and symbolism the shemagh represent, have inspired an organic form which has since evolved into the undulating shape of the pavilion. The strength and beauty of the desert flower Iris has inspired the elegant yet strong structure of the Kuwait Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015.
As desert shelters naturally provide protection from severe climate, the elegant fabrics covering the pavilion create a comfortable and vibrant atmosphere. This is manifested in the facinating spaces created inside; spaces are revealed to the user much like how a life-giving oasis is unveiled from behind desert sand dunes. The facade of the pavilion consists of stripes inspired by the traditional weaving methods of Kuwaitis but utilize the latest technological material. The envelope is constructed of a flexible thermoplastic polymer covering an organicÂ fiber.
The facade of the pavilion consists of stripes inspired by the traditional weaving methods of Kuwaitis but utlizes the latest technological material. The envelope is constructed of a flexible thermoplastic polymer covering an organic fiber. The material is derived from petroleum but fully recyclable which was discovered by a process of extensive research.
The application of the latest technologies promotes the durability and translucency of the material while imposing upon the pavilion a sublime aesthetic.