PICTURES: Besix progresses on Expo 2020 Dubai’s France Pavilion

National pavilion's development team reveals major construction progress from the Mobility District building site

Work is under way on Expo 2020 Dubai's France Pavilion.
Work is under way on Expo 2020 Dubai's France Pavilion.

Construction work on Expo 2020 Dubai’s France Pavilion — which is being built by Belgian construction heavyweight Besix — has progressed as workers carry out excavation, shoring, and waterproofing activities at the pavilion site, located within the next World Expo’s Mobility District.

Revealing details about the construction programme, the team behind France Pavilion said on its Twitter handle that work was under way to install support elements and waterproofing equipment on site. 

The pavilion will have a built-up area of 5,100m2 [Twitter/Francedubai2020]. 

Inspired by light and mobility, the Atelier du Prado- and Celnikier & Grabli-designed French pavilion is “durable and fully removable”, according to information published on the pavilion’s website.

On 6 September 2019, the French pavilion's team revealed that construction workers had completed installing construction cabins and lighting at the site. 

The pavilion is located in Mobility District [Twitter/Francedubai2020]. 

In March 2019, General Commissioner for France Dubai 2020, Erik Linquier, said that parts of the pavilion – which will have a built-up-area of 5,100m2 – would be built using prefabricated and factory-made modules.

The pavilion is inspired by light and mobility [Twitter/Francedubai2020]. 

A group of 10 companies comprising architects, scenographers, sound technicians, and construction companies is working on the project, which is being led by Paris-based developer-operator Cofrex.

Otelio, the sustainable development and engineering subsidiary of French firm Oteo Ingénierie, is delivering sustainability planning for the country pavilion.

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