Bulletin 2021-2022
World Expos: Architectural Labs

Dimitri S. Kerkentzes
Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)

World Expos and architectonic structures: an intimate relationship
Isaac López César
Professor of Physics and Structures, University of A Coruña, Spain

The conspiracy of Expo pavilions: What lies behind pavilion architecture at Expos?
Yutaka Hikosaka
Architect (JIA), Urbanist, President of Space Incubator Inc., Tokyo, Japan

World Expos as architectural laboratories for structural innovation
Bálint Kádár
Assistant Professor, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary

Beauty or rationality: What drives architectural innovations at World Expos?
Tomasz Krotowski
PhD Eng. Arch., Architecture Institute, Łódź University of Technology, Poland

Expo pavilions: the lasting impact of the ephemeral
Vega Méndez-Navia
PhD Architect, Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (ETSAM), Spain

Demonstrating and questioning the laboratory of progress: Architecture at Expo 1958 Brussels
Rika Devos
Associate Professor in Architecture and Construction History, ULB, Belgium

Strategies against architecture: multisensory environments in temporary exhibition pavilions
Sven Sterken
Professor of Architecture, KU Leuven, Belgium

The architecture of the Space Needle: embodying Space Age aspirations
Knute Berger
Consulting historian, Space Needle

Imagining a city of the future: Architectural experimentation, interdisciplinary collaboration, and debate at Expo 1970 Osaka
William O. Gardner
Professor of Japanese, Swarthmore College, United States

The Vanke Pavilion at Expo 2015 Milan, a true joining of spirits
Studio Libeskind, Architecture studio

Designing Al Wasl, a new urban typology and the beating heart of Expo 2020 Dubai
Alejandro Stochetti
Director of Design, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Flying high: the design of the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Calatrava International, Architects and Engineers



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