The Philippines is set to show off a 3,000-square-metre pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, reinterpreting the country’s history beyond the period of colonisation and showcasing its natural beauty and people.
Landscaped with indigenous plants and designed in the form of a “bangkota,” the ancient Tagalog word for coral reef, the pavilion will encapsulate the journey of the Philippines from the 16th century to the present.
It will showcase how the country transported its roots and established itself in places other than on home soil. It will feature five exhibit areas, an artisanal café and Go Lokal! stores.