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100 Bold Pavilion Designs

From Field-Inspired Pavilions to Giant Hand Pavilions

— September 25, 2014 — Eco
When it comes to bold pavilion designs, there are a number of examples from architects all around the world looking to push the boundaries of what can be done with this kind of architecture. Especially with the Milan Expo coming up in 2015, there have been a number of submissions for this event which are inspired by a unifying theme.

While some architects choose to make more abstract designs like the one that looks like a giant blue hand raised above the ground, others go for more simplistic designs. Each one is meant to symbolize a theme and asks for visitors to think about these topics in more detail. For example, the Israel Pavilion comes with a field-like look, asking people to ponder about different forms of agriculture to create a sustainable world.
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99
Field-Inspired Pavilions
Field-Inspired Pavilions
The Israel Pavilion by Knafo Klimor Architects is Stunning
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98
Hive-Like Pavilions
Hive-Like Pavilions
Wolfgang Buttress is Set to Build the UK Pavilion for Expo Milan
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97
Giant Butterfly Pavilions
Giant Butterfly Pavilions
Hello Wood Installs the Butterfly House in Budapest
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96
Yard Sale-Supplied Pavilions
Yard Sale-Supplied Pavilions
The Pavilion MMM in Miami will be Constructed with Secondhand Seats
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95
Reflective Panel Pavilions
Reflective Panel Pavilions
The Breath Box Has Been Completed in France by NAS Architecture
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94
Geometric Garden Pavilions
Geometric Garden Pavilions
Piero Lissoni Creates a Chic Outdoor Space for Relaxation
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93
Export-Examining Pavilions
Export-Examining Pavilions
OfficeUS Looks at the Architectural Exports of the States
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92
Fluidly Twisting Pavilions
Fluidly Twisting Pavilions
Daniel Libeskind Designs the Vanke Pavilion
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91
Living Structure Pavilions
Living Structure Pavilions
The 'Hygroskin / Hygroscope' by Achim Menges Works with the Environment
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90
Cross-Cultural Pavilions
Cross-Cultural Pavilions
The Nordic Pavilion Shows African Independence
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89
Trolley-Designed Pavilions
Trolley-Designed Pavilions
The Swiss Pavilion Takes a Retrospective Look at Architecture
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88
Modernity-Challenging Pavilions
Modernity-Challenging Pavilions
The French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale Addresses Modernity
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87
Domestic Interior Pavilions
Domestic Interior Pavilions
The Belgian Pavilion Reinterprets Domestic Space
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86
Porous Bamboo Pavilions
Porous Bamboo Pavilions
Urbanus Architects Build on the Theme of Identity in Barcelona
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85
Trade Fair Pavilions
Trade Fair Pavilions
The Russian Pavilion Resembles a Trade Exhibition
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84
National Housing Pavilions
National Housing Pavilions
The Chilean Pavilion Reflects on the Country's History
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83
Triangular Castle Pavilions
Triangular Castle Pavilions
These Triangular Pavilions Grace the Entrance of the Sforzesco Castle
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82
Horticultural Chinese Pavilions
Horticultural Chinese Pavilions
The Theme Pavilion is a Highlight at Qingdao Horticultural Expo
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81
Parliament Building Pavilions
Parliament Building Pavilions
The Austrian Pavilion Questions Government Structures
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80
Agricultural Wheel Pavilions
Agricultural Wheel Pavilions
Belarus Will Be Showcasing The Wheel of Life at Expo Milan 2015
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79
Circular Workspace Pavilions
Circular Workspace Pavilions
Hilberink Bosch Updates a Villa with a Chic Add-On
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78
Plant-Focused Pavilions
Plant-Focused Pavilions
Vilnius Architecture Studio Builds 'Growing Lithuania'
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77
Life-Exploring Pavilions
Life-Exploring Pavilions
The Antarctic Pavilion Examines Different Forms of Life from the Area
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76
Design-Challenging Pavilions
Design-Challenging Pavilions
The Chinese Pavilion Questions the Role of Architects in the Country
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75
Seed-Inspired Pavilions
Seed-Inspired Pavilions
The Malaysia Pavilion at Expo Milan is Based on Sustainable Food
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74
Separate Pavilion Abodes
Separate Pavilion Abodes
The Copacabana House is Made up of Two Distinct Areas
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73
Bubble-Resembling Pavilions
Bubble-Resembling Pavilions
Aeropolis by Plastique Fantastique is Futuristic
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72
Illuminated Atomic Pavilions
Illuminated Atomic Pavilions
SOL Dome is a Remarkably Lightweight Structure that Alights at Night
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71
Tilted Timber Pavilions
Tilted Timber Pavilions
La Cabotte Features a Unique Angular Design
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70
Geometrically Roofed Pavilions
Geometrically Roofed Pavilions
The Festival Hall by Ackermann + Raff Boasts Angular Design Accents
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69
Earth-Piled Pavilions
Earth-Piled Pavilions
The British Pavilion Explores the Theme 'Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014'
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68
Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
Oceanic Recreation Pavilions
The Liège Ice Rink by L’Escaut is Built to Resemble a Whal
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67
Giant Hand Pavilions
Giant Hand Pavilions
Take My Hand Floats Majestically in Barcelona
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66
Message-Recording Public Pavilions
Message-Recording Public Pavilions
Idea Tree by Lifethings Lets Passersby Voice Their Concepts
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65
Car-Part Pavilions
Car-Part Pavilions
Konstantin Grcic Designs the TT Pavilion in Miami
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64
Restored Rustic Wood Pavilions
Restored Rustic Wood Pavilions
The Pines Pavilion Rebuilds a Nightclub After a Devastating Fire
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63
Neon Housing Pavilions
Neon Housing Pavilions
The Shelter Island House by Stamberg Aferiat and Associates is Vividly Bold
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62
Carbon Fiber Pavilions
Carbon Fiber Pavilions
The FiberWave Pavilion is Made of Resilient Material
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61
Recycled Cardboard Pavilions
Recycled Cardboard Pavilions
The World Cup Pavilion in Tokyo was Made by Shigeru Ban Architects
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60
Woven Bamboo Pavilions
Woven Bamboo Pavilions
The Bloom Pavilion in China is Situated on the Lake
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59
Sinuous Desert-Like Pavilions
Sinuous Desert-Like Pavilions
The UAE Pavilion Mimics Sand Dunes
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58
Space-Exploring Pavilions
Space-Exploring Pavilions
'Space + Image Pavilion' is Located in Mumbai
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57
Looping Timber Pavilions
Looping Timber Pavilions
The Ribbon Folly is a Delightful Fixture in the Contemporary Cityscape
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56
Culture-Transforming Pavilions
Culture-Transforming Pavilions
'The Pavilion' in Johannesburg Aims to Enhance the Arts in the Area
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55
Rectangular Module Pavilions
Rectangular Module Pavilions
The Czech Republic Pavilion is Under Construction in Milan
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54
Natural Galactic Pavilions
Natural Galactic Pavilions
The Chinese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2012 References Nature
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53
Latticed Eco Pavilions
Latticed Eco Pavilions
This Sustainable Italian Pavilion was a Winning Entry in Expo Milano 2015
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52
Blue Framed Pavilions
Blue Framed Pavilions
The Xarranca Pavilion in Barcelona Promotes Play
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51
Personified Pavilions
Personified Pavilions
Party by ROTGANZEN Features a Funky Tent for Fiesta Moments
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50
Opening Origami Pavilions
Opening Origami Pavilions
The Make Kiosk Unfolds Like Paper to Provide Pop-Up Outdoor Shops
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49
Reflective Resort Pavilions
Reflective Resort Pavilions
R-Architecture Has Added a Mirrored Addition to the Flaine Resort
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48
Multi-Aesthetic Paper Pavilions
Multi-Aesthetic Paper Pavilions
The IE Paper Pavilion by Shigeru Ban is Ready for Purposeful Use
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47
Utopian Dome Pavilions
Utopian Dome Pavilions
Yourtopia Re-imagines 21st Century Domestic Living
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46
Portable Solar-Charging Pavilions
Portable Solar-Charging Pavilions
The Pure Tension by SDA Fits Neatly into a Car's Trunk
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45
Hexagonal Recreational Pavilions
Hexagonal Recreational Pavilions
The Jiading Community Pavilion Takes Inspiration From Old China
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44
Gilded Leaved Pavilions
Gilded Leaved Pavilions
Els Encants Vells by b720 Arquitectos Casts Golden Reflections
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43
Modern Leisure Pavilions
Modern Leisure Pavilions
This Home Pavilion Offers an Urban Escape
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42
Wonky Slanting Grid Pavilions
Wonky Slanting Grid Pavilions
The Jubilee Pavilion is Angled Towards the Heart of Karlsruhe
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41
Floating Glass Pavilions
Floating Glass Pavilions
Matthew Woodward Architecture Has Designed a Peaceful Getaway
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40
Cloud Simulating Pavilions
Cloud Simulating Pavilions
The Blur Building by Diller Scofido + Renfro Mystifies on the Water
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39
Orange Metallic Pavilions
Orange Metallic Pavilions
The La Ville Intelligente Shows the Future of Paris
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38
Wave-Like Pavilions
Wave-Like Pavilions
China's Pavilion for Milan Expo 2015 Has a Flowing Design
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37
Transitional Finnish Pavilions
Transitional Finnish Pavilions
'The Resilient of Architecture' Exhibit Stands the Test of Time
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36
Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
Igloo-Shaped Pavilions
The 'Iglounge' is a Warm Party Haven
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35
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
Whale-Inspired Pavilions
The Blue Planet Aquarium Pays Tribute to Underwater Life
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34
Illustrated Paper Pavilions
Illustrated Paper Pavilions
The Stockholm Pavilion by Kustaa Saksi and Gert Wingårdh is Decei
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33
Tree-Top Pavilions
Tree-Top Pavilions
The Vietnamese Pavilion by Vo Trong Nghia Takes Inspiration from Nature
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32
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
Angular Peek-a-Boo Pavilions
The Arteixo Tourism Office is Modern and Eco-Friendly in Design
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31
Communal Oblong Pavilions
Communal Oblong Pavilions
The Make Architects Weihei Structure is Curved Throughout
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30
Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
Luxurious Curvilinear Pavilions
K2LD Architects Designed This Beautiful Ciruclar Room
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29
Playful Cycling Pavilions
Playful Cycling Pavilions
Bicycle Club by NL Architects is an Arena Dedicated to Cyclists
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28
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
Space-Age Airline Pavilions
The Midfield Terminal Airport Complex Features a Futuristic Design
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27
Delicate Iridescent Pavilions
Delicate Iridescent Pavilions
The DUS Architects Bubble Building is Strikingly Fragile
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26
Shape-Shifting Pavilions
Shape-Shifting Pavilions
This Pavilion Design is Made With a Series of Rearranging Panels
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25
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Cardboard Cylinder Art Pavilions
Shigeru Ban Designs Art Canopy Made From Recycled Cardboard
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24
Floating Box Pavilions
Floating Box Pavilions
The Brazilian Pavilion by Be.bo + Mira Takes on a Rectangular Shape
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23
Cavernous Ice Rink Pavilions
Cavernous Ice Rink Pavilions
Stalactite is a Sculptural Structure That Shelters Shivering Skaters
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22
Phytoplankton-Inspired Pavilions
Phytoplankton-Inspired Pavilions
The Cocoon_FS is a Portable Structure for PlanktonTech
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21
Recycled Plastic Pavilions
Recycled Plastic Pavilions
MASS Design Group's Bottle Service Concept is Entirely Eco-Friendly
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20
Blue-Hued Seafaring Pavilions
Blue-Hued Seafaring Pavilions
Joana Vasconcelos' Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013 is Surreal
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19
Pre-Fab Pipe Pavilions
Pre-Fab Pipe Pavilions
This Sydney Architecture Festival Pavilion is Made from 2000 Recycled Tubes
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18
Scenic Panoramic Pavilions
Scenic Panoramic Pavilions
The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Center is a Fun-Filled Site
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17
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
Sci-Fi Pool Pavilions
The Aquarena Aqua Leisure Center Embodies its Futuristic Inspiration
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16
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Angular Sci-Fi Pavilions
Pormetxeta Square Features Futuristic Design Details
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15
Prefab Plaza Pavilions
Prefab Plaza Pavilions
The All-in-Square Comprises Readymade Kiosks for Public Spaces
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14
Rainbow Foil Pavilions
Rainbow Foil Pavilions
Poetic Cosmos of the Breath by Tomas Saraceno is Inflated at Dawn
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13
Plastic Cloud-Shaped Pavilions
Plastic Cloud-Shaped Pavilions
This Cloud-Shaped Sculpture is Made of Upcycled Plastic Bottles
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12
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
Pyramid Cinema Pavilions
The Kanye West 'Cruel Summer' Theater Boasts Seven Screens
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11
Recycled Window Pavilions
Recycled Window Pavilions
The Rake Showroom is Designed With Sustainability in Mind
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10
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
Sustainable Cellular Pavilions
The 'ArboSkin' is Has CNC-milled Parts Made of Bioplastic
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9
Plastic Bottle Pavilions
Plastic Bottle Pavilions
The Cola-Bow by Penda is Made Up of More Than 7,000 Recycled Bottles
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8
Panoramic Transparent Pavilions
Panoramic Transparent Pavilions
The Pavillon360 by Glas Marte Offers Users an Unblemished Vista
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7
Abstract Architecture Pavilions
Abstract Architecture Pavilions
The Art Folly Cubrick by Chanjoong Kim is Bold and Interactive
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6
Recycled Sports Pavilions
Recycled Sports Pavilions
The Templestowe Football Club is Made Out of the Bones of an Old Stadium
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5
Immersive Rainbow Pavilions
Immersive Rainbow Pavilions
Eliasson Creates a Panoramic Rainbow Installation Using Silvered Glass
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4
QR Coded Pavilions
QR Coded Pavilions
The Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibits Technology
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3
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Prodigious Accessory Pavilions
Beijing World Jewelry Expo is an Epic Edifice to Exhibit Tiny Items
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2
Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
Perforated Accordion-like Pavilions
The Bowooss Bionic Optimized Wooden Shell is Eco-Conscious
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1
Wooden Geodesic Pavilions
Wooden Geodesic Pavilions
The Peoples Meeting Dome Has a Geometric Organic Aesthetic
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