Architectural bureau Zaha Hadid Architects has developed a master plan of pavilions for Expo-2030 in Odesa.
The Ukrainian city submitted an application to hold the exhibition in September 2022, and the event should take place in April-October 2030. The theme of the exhibition is “Renaissance”. Technologies. Future”.
Expo-2030 in Odesa. Video by Morean GmbH
The total building area is 80,000 square meters, the pavilions are proposed to be located in the irrigation fields near the Khadzhibey estuary. The cost of the project is estimated at 1.3 million euros, it was designed by Zaha Hadid Architects free of charge.
The master plan for the development proposed by the British office is “heritage-oriented” and also complies with the principles of sustainable development. After the end of the exhibition, all the pavilions will be dismantled and reused – the participating countries can either take them with them or leave them in Ukraine, where they will serve as medical facilities, kindergartens, creative spaces, etc.
The plan by Zaha Hadid Architects envisages five elements – the main boulevard, which will unite all parts of the building, the square with the national exhibition halls, which will be located to the south of the boulevard. An eco-park will be built in the south, and logistical places for staff, participants and guests will be organized at the end of the boulevard.
Among the candidates for holding Expo 2030 are Busan, Rome and the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. The selection results will be announced in November 2023.