Paraphrasing Dostojevski, the element at the basis of the Italian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai is that “beauty unites people”. Beauty meaning harmony, circularity but also sustainability. The latter is the theme of the Expo, particularly relevant, especially in a context such as that of Expo 2020, so bounded towards the future. “Three ships, three naves and a first stop in Dubai, this is the story of the Italian Pavilion in Dubai. A living architecture. These three ships that show up at the Expo and become shelter and space for events and then continue to sail about the world. The idea of an architecture that’s responsive, that changes form, above all, a circular architecture. Nothing is wasted, everything reconfigures and creates new spaces.” Architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota thus define the project for the pavilion that will represent Italy at the Expo which they created, along with Matteo Gatto and F&M Ingegneria, showing great care towards the materials, from those primordial ones from 6000 years ago to contemporary ones, the results of advanced experimentation. A structure which is simultaneously imposing and agile, the roof of which is formed by three upside-down boat hulls, painted with the colours of the Italian flag, the largest ever created.