zaha hadid unveils master plan of demountable pavilions for ODESA EXPO 2030 in ukraine

zaha hadid architects propose ODESA EXPO 2030 master plan

Zaha Hadid Architects joined the delegation representing the Ukrainian city of Odesa at the 171st General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) held in Paris to present the ODESA EXPO 2030 proposal. this famous architecture firm proposes a heritage-oriented master plan for the four pavilions that can be dismantled and reused at the end of the exhibition. Ukraine like new town halls. In this way, the proposal addresses a challenge shared by all exhibitions with major public events around the world: to create a Fair of the future where nothing is wasted.

In a city that has always been multinational and multicultural, a city of diversity with old connections all over the world, when you visit Ukraine and our Odessa in 2030, you will feel the power and culture of just one country and one city… you will feel the potential of all humanity .’ Sharing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Bird’s eye view of the ODESA EXPO 2030 master plan | Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

‘ODESA EXPO 2030 was designed with heritage in mind above all else.’ Shares Zaha Hadid Architects (find more here). The master plan focuses on four groups of central pavilions that can be separated and rebuilt as new urban buildings in Ukraine. After the Expo, the grand pavilions can be used to create 80,000 square meters of flexible exhibition halls for trade shows and events adjacent to the Expo’s conference center and hotel. The structures can be removed completely so that the entire Expo site can be returned to nature with restored wetlands integrated into this new coastal ecopark close to the city centre.

The Expo will offer participating countries a choice of parts kit and the opportunity to build their pavilions from a parts kit using a flexible modular system. Nations will be presented with many different options and encouraged to use practical, creative and visitor-friendly principles that will allow them to individually reinterpret the overarching theme of EXPO 2030 with their unique cultural expression. Participating countries will be able to select and connect components to create their pavilions via a digital configuration tool and customize the facade design by choosing from a range of materials with the lowest possible carbon impact. Each modular component will make up approximately 25% of the 1,600 m2 area of ​​a standard pavilion and can be combined with various other modular elements to create the desired exhibition space for each country.

zaha hadid architects unveils master plan of demountable pavilions for ODESA EXPO 2030
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After EXPO 2030 ends, individual participants can choose to transport their modules to their home country or donate components of their pavilions to be shipped by barge and reassembled across Ukraine to be reused as a pavilion, school, medical clinic or subsidized studios and workspaces for Ukrainians. creative and digital industries.

Specially designed to fit on shipping barges carrying goods across the Black Sea, Sea of ​​Azov and Dnipro River, the modules can be easily delivered to major cities of Ukraine, where they will be reused as urban and social infrastructure for communities across the country. .

zaha hadid architects unveils master plan of demountable pavilions for ODESA EXPO 2030

Adopting modularity with digital design and manufacturing methods, this system will enable the pavilions of EXPO 2030 to be manufactured economically and quickly off-site by the local supply chain in Ukraine. This system also ensures that each pavilion can be set up, dismantled, shipped and reassembled in a fast and efficient process. Combined with Ukraine’s existing manufacturing and digital expertise, this modular system can help establish future-proof local building fabrication businesses across the country.

ODESA EXPO 2030 will minimize the use of concrete with intensive use of recycled materials from damaged and demolished structures in the south of Ukraine. Renewable energy sources will be integrated into the design of the pavilions, including photovoltaics on all rooftops, and wind turbines connected to the EXPO 2030 microgrid will contribute to an energy positive field that meets its own energy demand while also providing renewable energy to the local community.

zaha hadid unveils master plan of demountable pavilions for ODESA EXPO 2030 in ukraine

zaha hadid architects unveils master plan of demountable pavilions for ODESA EXPO 2030

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