Case Study:
Children and Science Centre

As the Terra Pavilion

Direct Access were the Universal Design Consultants for Terra (Sustainability Pavilion) at Expo 2020 Dubai, soon to be rebranded the Terra Children and Science Centre.

• Sustainability is one of Expo 2020’s three key subthemes. Terra (meaning ‘Planet Earth’) aims to bring this concept to life by taking visitors on an emotional and enchanting journey.

• Terra highlights the urgency of addressing the climate crisis, which is largely caused by human behaviour.

• Designed by Grimshaw Architects, Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion is planned to meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum green building standards.

• During Expo 2020, Terra is hosting entertaining and enriching events, such as science shows and cultural performances, that reflect the Sustainability subtheme.

Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion
Children's Zone at Terra Sustainability Pavilion Expo 2020

As Children and Science Centre

• After Expo ends, Terra will become a Children and Science Centre, inspiring sustainable choices for generations to come.

• Featuring 6,300sqm of exhibition space, Terra is built to be net-zero for both energy and water, using water-reduction strategies, water recycling and alternative water sources.

Direct Access will continue working on Terra after Expo concludes, collaborating with District 2020 to innovate new ways of making the planned “smart and sustainable” city accessible to both residents and visitors, prioritizing wellbeing and inclusion.

Laboratory of Future Values

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