Where sustainability is the big idea on campus
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Sustainability is a crucial goal around the world today, but the people of Germany have lived by eco-friendly principles since the early 1700s. At Campus Germany, the country’s university-themed pavilion at Expo 2020, hundreds of hands-on educational experiences combine for an entertaining course in sustainability. Lectures and pop quizzes have no place on this campus, though. The pavilion’s lessons unfold on dynamic digital blackboards, inside giant selfie-friendly ball pits, and across “labs” that feature inventive explorations of our shared sustainable future. It’s all capped with a fun “graduation” ceremony in unique swinging seats.
Germany Pavilion 360
Discover Germany Pavilion in 360°
The Germany Pavilion is a non-traditional structure consisting of several silver cubes stacked like blocks around an open central atrium. A massive shade structure, held up by a grid-like network of hundreds of thin pillars, hangs over the entirety of the main building. The pavilion and its landscaping have the open feeling of a modern university recreation hall area, surrounded by walkways, palm trees, and small gardens.