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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.