Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion
Weaving thousands of stories into one unified Gulf
Unified vision for a promising future
Founded in 1981, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is an economic and political union that works to unlock the potential of the Arabian Gulf region through cooperation and innovation. The Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion at Expo 2020 offers a spin on this theme of unity, braiding the GCC’s thousands of stories into a golden centrepiece. Inside, follow six groups of threads (symbolising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, the GCC’s six member states) on a tour of the region’s topography, history and intertwined cultures. In the pavilion’s grand central cube, these threads weave and twist into a magnificent golden knot.
Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion 360
Discover Gulf Cooperation Council Pavilion in 360°
Symphonically weaving lines and shapes, the GCC Pavilion is an abstract collection of modernist white structures with a giant cube standing at its centre. On the building’s right, several dune-like façades evoke a feeling of desert and sand. To the left, a low rectangular building welcomes visitors through large doors.