URA to complete Expo 2020 Dubai's Singapore Pavilion in Aug 2020
EXCLUSIVE: Urban Redevelopment Authority tells CW the nature-focused facility is targeted for completion next year
Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) told Construction Week that it planned to open Expo 2020 Dubai's Singapore Pavilion by August 2020, confirming the completion target a day after it said that Woha Architects and Radius Experiential International would work on the structure.
Titled 'Nature. Nurture. Future', the 1,550m2 structure's highlight will be 'City in a Garden', a multi-layered 3D green space with three garden cones that are intended to communicate Singapore’s "liveability, sustainability, and resilience".
Woha Architects' co-founding director, Wong Mun Summ, said the design was aimed at proving that it is possible to build a self-sufficient green oasis anywhere in the world, even in the desert.
Mun Summ explained: “Planting more trees and creating more green spaces is the best way to take immediate action against climate change – recent studies show it to be the most effective, cost-efficient, and broadly available solution to combat global warming and it can be done now, anywhere.
“Singapore has been exploring many ways to become one of the greenest places in the world and we hope to share this knowledge at the World Expo.”
Expo 2020 Dubai will mark Singapore's fourth presentation at a World Expo, having also participated in 2000, 2005, and 2010.