Expo 2020 to unveil its sustainability pavilionby Paromita Dey on Jan 9, 2017
Expo 2020 Dubai will unveil its plans and vision for its sustainability pavilion, as well as the wider 4.38 sqkm site in Dubai South, along with other details and content showing how innovation will be central to Expo’s ambition.
It will be revealed at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), between 16-19 January.
The exhibition stand will feature various aspects of Expo 2020 Dubai’s efforts to trigger innovative ideas, debate and action around the improved stewardship of the planet. The pavilion’s design and content will be the centrepiece of the stand, and visitors will be encouraged to give their feedback on their experience.
Expo team members will also be meeting other experts and business owners for their input and insights plus there will be focus events on the $100m Expo Live programme supporting global innovation projects.
Marjan Faraidooni, its Director of Youth, said: “Expo 2020 Dubai’s participation in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is a natural fit as it’s a strategic international event highlighting the progressive sustainability agenda of the UAE. Expo 2020 Dubai will be explaining its entire vision for a cleaner, greener world including the announcement of the sustainability pavilion design.”
Expo 2020 Dubai will also be featuring a special presentation and briefing by Alya Al-Ali, who will also reveal how youth will influence both the creation, through its input at the planning stage, and legacy of the sustainability pavilion as well as other projects central to the mega event.
UK-based Grimshaw Architects won a global competition to design the sustainability pavilion, along with New York design company, Thinc, who was selected to provide the vision and delivery of the theme content and exhibition design, and British engineering company BuroHappold will engineer the structure.
The construction of the sustainability pavilion and other installations are on course to be completed at least one year before Expo 2020, which opens to the public on 20 October, 2020.