Inspired by Stephen Hawking, the conch-shaped pavilion will beam out an ever-changing poem…

As Expo 2020 is just over two years away, more and more designs are being revealed for the awe-inspiring pavilions. And the latest comes from the UK, who have just revealed the plans for their pavilion.

Entitled ‘The Poem Pavilion’, the space has been designed by British artist and designer ‘Es Devlin’, and aims to ‘highlight the UK’s expertise in artificial intelligence and the space sector’.

The dramatic design of the pavilion will be in the shape of a conch shell, and will also have a 20-metre high glowing LED façade that will beam out an AI– generated global message, which Expo 2020 goers will be able to contribute to.

“The idea draws directly on one of Stephen Hawking’s final projects, ‘Breakthrough Message’, a global competition that Hawking and his colleagues conceived in 2015 inviting people worldwide to consider what message we would communicate to express ourselves as a planet, should we one day encounter other advanced civilisations in Space”, explained Es Devlin in a statement released on the UK Government official page.

Details of the UK Pavilion follow the reveal of what one of the three main thematic pavilion’s, Opportunity Pavilion, will look like. The 4,500 square metre pavilion will be built from 2,500 tonnes of stone, and will have a spiral shaped canopy roof made from around 111 kilometres of woven rope.

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Images: Courtesy of the UK’s Department for International Trade © Es Devlin