Monday, October 18, 2021

Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai comes alive after sundown

The Singapore Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai attracted more than 8,000 visitors over the opening weekend of the event, who braved queues to experience a verdant journey in this green, living, self-sufficient ecosystem.

Themed Nature. Nurture. Future., the Singapore Pavilion features a lush tropical urban landscape, complete with immersive exhibits and programmes, reflecting the city-state’s vision of becoming a City in Nature.

The nightly Biomorphosis light show features a soundscape composed by Singaporean musician Don Richmond (Photo Credit: Singapore Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai)

It is considered one of the greenest pavilions at the Expo with over 80,000 plants of more than 170 plant varieties, a prototype of what it means to be a sustainable, liveable and resilient city of the future.

The lighting design, by Singapore-based practice Light Collab, illuminates and accentuates the Pavilion’s tropical landscape, presenting different effects and experiences through the day.

Across the 1,550m2 site, the hanging garden and surrounding beams are aglow with grow lights to support plant growth across various surfaces of the Pavilion. These lights double up as an atmospheric layer of special colours to create an immersive biophilic environment.

In the Flower Cone, four terrariums are set against a wall of more than 50 native orchid varieties. The terrariums contain native orchid varieties with propagation apparatus and a pool of glistening plant gels.

The venue plays host to the nightly Biomorphosis light show, a pulsating performance that plays on different spectrums of light, with a soundscape composed by Singaporean musician Don Richmond. At 19.30, 20.30 and 21.30 every evening, visitors will be treated to an enthralling display of lights, shadows and sounds at the Pavilion.

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