Czech Republic Pavilion
Summoning a sustainable oasis in the desert
Drawing on cutting-edge eco-technology, the Czech Republic Pavilion at Expo 2020 conjures a blooming garden in the Dubai desert literally from thin air. Powered by solar energy and Czech ingenuity, the pavilion’s sustainable vapour harvesting system pulls water from the air to create a beautiful oasis. You’ll see the artful evidence of this system throughout the pavilion in the form of sweeping, swirling pipes, which not only channel the water but combine into fanciful “clouds” that offer shade. As you follow their flow, you’ll be treated to displays of Czech glassmaking, exhibits exploring desert cultivation and authentic regional cuisine.
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A desert oasis
A model of form meeting function, the pavilion uses a swirl of hundreds of pipes to create the impression of a cloud rising from a lush desert oasis. These “bioplastic” pipes, which climb in great curls from a garden of palms and shrubbery, are part of an innovative system that uses solar energy to capture water from desert air.