IMMERSIVE ATMOSPHERES FOR A STORY ABOUT WATER
Brazilian Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
MMBB Arquitetos + Ben-Avid + JPG.ARQ
Water is the primordial source of life on earth, an important mean of transportation and communication for human civilization and a source of enjoyment and sociability. At the same time, it is a natural resource that is increasingly under threat, from scarcity and contamination. As the country with the greatest wealth of water in the world, Brazil must pursue an international policy for the defense and enjoyment of water, a policy based on the preservation and enhancement of natural wealth through technology. The Brazilian Pavilion in Dubai chooses water as its central theme of focus and reflection. The landscapes and ecosystems of the rivers and the mangroves, the forests and the byways of the savannah, inland Brazil, with its stilts and riverside communities, its indigenous peoples and the “crabmen” of the urban peripheries. A country whose geography and culture constitute the great asset for the sustainable development of the whole planet.