We are - and we will be - a country that goes beyond time, heirs to a Legacy ahead of its time. Innovation and knowledge creation devoted to build a better world is not limited to a specific time or place. In fact we, the Peruvians, have been doing this for thousands of years.
Peru, wisdom that transcends time and connects us with the planet. Through its ancestral wisdom that feeds the body and soul, Peru invites us to connect with ourselves, with our environment and to always seek balance. Today, after the pandemic caused by Covid-19, this way of understanding the world and living life is even more important. For this reason, Peru and Peruvians are relevant - yesterday, today and always.
Life in Peru unfolds in an environment where cultural, natural, and mineral richness prevails. These aspects of life constitute the main productivity source of Peruvian people, who are heirs of a biodiverse country.
From the Incas era to our days, every June, the Q’eswachaka bridge is renewed by people from four different communities. This is the last Inca bridge and it is a symbol of union, strength and tradition. Peru has always been a united country, since the times our ancestors built this bridge, to our days, when were recognized as the best soccer supporters in the last World Cup.
The concept of mobility that characterizes the Peruvian culture is portrayed by the main bridge at the entrance. This is a representation of the Q’eswachaka Bridge, famed for being the only bridge in the world that for over 500 years, is annually rebuilt by more than a thousand men and women.
By crossing this bridge, visitors embark on a journey of transcendence into a biodiverse country. A country that is heir of an ancestral wisdom, that invites visitors to reflect on the way they see the world.
Peruvian fabric and time
Our pavilion’s facade presents a colorful textile with striped patterns and different icons. Thid textile highlights the bond that has existed for millenia between Peruvians and their textile tradition.
From 3,000 years ago with the sophisticated Paracas textiles, to the Inca era with the cumbi, fine alpaca garments that were only worn by the elite – Peruvian textiles have always been used as a means of storytelling. Inside the pavilion, visitors will find the same icons that are represented on the textile of the façade, each one of them has a meaning and will guide them in this journey of transcendence.
An evocation to time
Our pavilion's architectural design is dominated by curved lines which represent the path that Peru has gone through over its existence, an infinite path paved with countless influences and events, which constitute the origins of our identity. This path began at a certain moment in time and, from that moment on, it is born, it runs, it broadens, it stops, and it goes back to its origins.
The exterior of the pavilion depicts an ample fabric. At the entrance to the pavilion there is an ichu bridge. ‘Ichu’ is a material used to build the ancient Inca bridges. When entering the pavilion, the visitors will be welcomed by greetings from many Peruvians in different languages as a way to represent the connectivity and mobility of our country.
The center of the pavilion consists of a circular space which is opened to the sky and where the fabric walls represent the limits towards the space.