Float through an enchanting coral wonderland
Bangkóta: Philippine Coral Reef
Budji Layug+Royal Pineda
The many islands of the Philippines are a coral lover’s paradise, home to 26,000 square kilometres of biodiverse reefs. Now, you can take your own “dive” through the nation’s aquatic wonderlands at the Philippines Pavilion, an imaginative coral village packed with artistic wonders and a powerful message about safeguarding marine life. The pavilion’s bold, free-flowing design simulates the coral ecosystem, while light filtering and other effects lend it all a magically oceanic feel.
Philippines Pavilion 360
Discover Philippines Pavilion in 360°
Dazzling large-scale installations
Taking inspiration from the island nation’s pristine coral reefs, the Philippines Pavilion is a multi-level collection of stacked, open-air mesh structures that curve around palm trees, tropical gardens and small exhibit areas. The pavilion’s many coral-like formations, which resemble huge, rounded, open-topped containers, are made from a lattice of grey graphite wire. The structures layer on top of each other in irregular shapes, creating a free-flowing space full of shaded passages, projected digital exhibitions and gardens to explore.