Gallery: Falcon-Inspired Qatar National Pavilion Lands at Rio+20

Important policy decisions weren't the only major happenings at Rio+20 this past week - there were also important architectural works to be seen like Qatar's soaring, falcon-inspired National Pavilion. The lightweight temporary structure was inspired by the wingspan of one of nature's most majestic birds. Designed Grimshaw Architects' New York-based industrial design team, the Qatar Pavilion is an example of the country's commitment to investing resources in sustainable growth and development on a global stage. All of the materials were procured in Brazil through local vendors and artisans, and now that the conference is over the pavilion will be stored for future use in the country.

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