Master Plan for the Universal Exposition 1992

  • This project's unique solution won it the First Place and Gold Medal awards in an international invitational competition. The master plan proposes three large lagoons on which dramatic pavilions containing the majority of exposition activities float. After the exposition the pavilions can be removed, leaving only the magnificent garden park to the city. This approach does not require the construction of costly infrastructure that is of questionable use after the exposition. The only permanent buildings erected are those which ultimately become a much-needed administrative center for the University of Seville. This plan resonates with the theme of the 1992 fair - The Era of Discovery - and its emphasis on historic innovation through its use of water to symbolize the indispensable communications link between Spain and the New World.

project information

location:   Seville, Spain
client:   The Government of Spain
area:   531 acres


  • First Place and Gold Medal in Competition
  • 1986 Architectural Project Awards, American Institute of Architects