Zaha Hadid and Ukraine presented a sustainable masterplan with reusable pavilions for Odesa Expo 2030. NORVISKA was invited to participate in this ambitious collaborative effort.
The Odesa Expo 2030 bid proposal is a joint effort of Zaha Hadid Architects and Ukrainian authorities, aiming to bring the first Expo to Eastern Europe. The masterplan focuses on legacy and sustainability, with the central pavilions planned to become Ukraine’s first fair exhibition hub after the Expo ends, and the national pavilions intended to be reused as new public buildings across the country.
"In a city that has always been multinational and multicultural, a city of diversity with ancient connections throughout the world, when you visit Ukraine and our Odesa in 2030, you will feel the power and culture of not just one country and one city… you will feel the potential of all humanity". - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine
Zaha Hadid Architects designed the master plan with a custom-made approach for the national pavilions. The participating nations can choose from a kit-of-parts to build their pavilions in Odesa Expo 2030. This modular system gives participants many design options, based on practical, creative, and visitor-friendly principles, to enable each country to express the theme of the Expo in their own way. A digital configurator tool will assist participating countries in picking and connecting their pavilion components, personalizing the façade design, and selecting from a range of materials with the lowest carbon footprint.