Grimshaw Studio Designed the Terra Pavilion to Generate its Own Energy

The Terra Pavilion is topped with a 135-meter-wide solar panel that spans the building’s entire canopy.

UK-based Grimshaw Studio is the brainpower behind its design. The firm created the pavilion to anchor the sustainability district at the Dubai Expo.

Terra is located at one of the main entrances to the site. Its sustainable design allows it generates its own water and energy.

The building is the main permanent structure within the sustainability district. It contains 6,000 square meters of exhibition spaces, mostly embedded in the ground.

In keeping with the sustainable initiative, the exhibition spaces are covered with earth roofs and shaded with a sizeable tree-like canopy made from 97% recycled steel. Moreover, the canopy supports over 1,055 solar panels.