How can we help?

Thanks for getting in touch!

Error!

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about us and how we work with our clients, consultants and colleagues.

One of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

Something's wrong. Please try it again.

Privacy & Cookies

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Weston Williamson + Partners uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page; please check back from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 1 2018.

What we collect

  • Contact information including email address
  • Anonymous website analytics statistics

What we do with the information we gather

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, please note that we do not have any control other websites and cannot be held responsible for the protection of any information you provide whilst visiting any third party site.

Controlling your personal information

  • You may request details of, or deletion of, personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please telephone the studio on +44 (0) 20 7401 8877

--

Cookies

In order for this site to work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small text file saved on your computer or mobile device by a website when you visit https://www.westonwilliamson.com. The cookie enables the website to remember your actions and preferences such as login, language, font size and other display preferences to keep you from having to reenter them on every visit to the website or when browsing from page to page.

How do we use cookies?

A number of the pages on our website use cookies to remember:

Your display preferences, such as contrast and color settings or font size Whether or not you have already replied to a survey popup that asks you if the content was helpful or not so that you won’t be asked over and over again Whether or not you have agreed to our use of cookies on this site In addition some embedded videos in our pages use a cookie to anonymously gather statistics on how you got there and what videos you viewed. Although enabling these cookies is not strictly necessary for the website to work, it will provide you with a better browsing experience. Cookies can be deleted or blocked, but some features of this site may not work as intended should you do so. The cookie-related information is not used to identify you personally and the pattern data is fully under our control. The cookies on this website are not used for any purpose other than those described here.

How to control cookies

You can block and/or delete cookies as you wish using your browser settings.You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set your browser to prevent them from being placed. By doing this you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit https://www.westonwilliamson.com and some services and functionalities may not work.


UK Pavilion, Dubai Expo 2020

Location: Dubai, UAE
Services: Competition

Our design for the UK Pavilion takes the concepts of the hidden networks of nature, the internet and the brain and transforms them into an immersive experience which transcends cultures and languages.

A holistic design that unites structure and content

The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’; exploring the power of collaboration and partnership to create a better world. The Department for International Trade sought a design for the UK Pavilion, located in the Opportunity district of the Expo site,that would create an original, inspiring and memorable visitor experience. The building and its interactive contents needed to capture the theme in an easily understandable way for a global, multi-cultural audience with an estimated footfall of 8,000 visitors per hour. The design had to demonstrate a careful use of materials, the ability to recycle and re-use, energy efficiency and good waste management.

A totally immersive experience

Our pavilion takes the concepts of invisible digital networks and physical, natural underground networks, and makes them visible and interactive. It consists of a grid of interconnected light tubes, hanging like stalactites from an over-sailing canopy roof.

The interior space is designed to absorb visitors within the network and is cloaked by a perimeter veil. The design encourages visitors to explore the space freely and create their own journeys. Temporary exhibitions are there to be discovered at various points, deep within the ‘forest’ Sensors in the floor, walls and light tubes capture movement, touch and sound and translate these into signals that shoot up the tubes and across the canopy to emerge elsewhere. The signals can be seen from outside too so the building appears to be responsive and alive.

These dynamic elevations maximise the use of the prominent corner site in the Opportunity district.

The height and positioning of the building means it can be clearly seen and understood by visitors across the Expo site.

The space is accessible to all; an entirely interactive exhibition, requiring no descriptions or staff to communicate. Transcending cultural and language barriers, it can be easily understood.

The roof canopy provides shade for all the visitors. The underside of the roof is undulating with strategic breaks placed in line with the high points to create passive stack ventilation. The kinetic energy generated by visitors walking through the exhibition is captured by smart floor tiles and powers the lighting. Further energy is generated via photovoltaic panels.


Related Projects

How can we help?

Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about us and how we work with our clients, consultants and colleagues.