The Australian Pavilion, 2020 World Expo

Our 2018 proposal for the Australian Pavilion at the 2020 World Expo in UAE recalls an ancient Australian culture that presents contemporary challenges and tells stories of our common human future. Our fundamental pillars are the notion of Country (in the true indigenous understanding and way beyond mere Earth and Land), and Sky (in the ancient sense of astronomy, of mythology and of cultural structures). The age-old stories we tell are part of an Indigenous Cosmology that encompasses every single thing around us. This is an ancient knowledge system designed to engage and enthral visitors.


Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Concept Proposal


RFT to Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Lead Consultant

Decibel Architecture