The Slovenia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be a floating vision, highlighting the country’s position as a green, diverse, smart and sustainable gem in the heart of Europe.
The structure in the Sustainability District will make innovative use of glass, steel and water to give visitors the impression they are surrounded by a forest suspended in the air.
Populated by Slovenian plant species, the ‘floating forest’ will be topped off by a sieve-dome that resembles a parasol. The design is inspired by the revered architect Jože Plečnik, whose iconic works including the Triple Bridge live on today in the nation’s capital of Ljubljana.
Themed the ‘Smart Green Cloud’, the Slovenia Pavilion will use elements of water, nature and technology to engage all five senses and give visitors an in-depth view of Slovenian culture.
The exhibition space and its contents will walk visitors through the central European nation’s high quality of life, its green economy, boutique destination offerings and niche innovations.
Besides enjoying traditional music and dance, visitors may wish to pick up intricate Slovenian lace items or olive oils. Travel enthusiasts can also check out the diverse ways to enjoy a holiday in Slovenia, from spas and skiing to golf and farm tourism.
The story of the nation will unfold in the pavilion’s smart space, which links to the visitor via a smartphone app, enabling a personalised experience and sensory integration.
After taking in artworks by Slovenian painters, sculptors and designers, visitors can sample national sweet treats such as potica cake pastries. A special water bar will present a choice of Slovenian mineral waters, while a VIP salon located on top of the green cloud will be an ideal space for business meetings and events.
The 190 participating countries at Expo 2020 Dubai are continuing to announce their pavilion designs on a regular basis. Stay tuned to these pages for more fascinating reveals, and follow Expo 2020 on social media for all the latest on the largest event ever staged in the Arab world.