The United Nations Secretariat for the Conservation of Biological Diversity selected DE to design the Rio Conventions Pavilion at Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The goal of this monumental event was to map out the world’s next steps towards sustainable development. The Rio Conventions Pavilion was a venue where global progress on the three conventions: conservation of biological diversity, combatting desertification, and the framework on climate change, would be discussed. UN officials, NGO delegates, business leaders, and governmental ministers and heads of state gathered at this DE designed pavilion to find solutions to these pressing problems.
The DE team did the initial 3D modelling and concept design to help raise funds for the project. Our team created schematic renderings, environmental graphics moodboards, full architectural drawings, did fabricator selection, and did environmental analysis of the project implementation. A highly interactive environmental graphics concept was the hit of the pavilion with the likes of Miss Universe and many visitors writing their hopes for a sustainable future on graphic leaves on pavilion panels.