EXCLUSIVE: Crocus International builds Russia Expo 2020 pavilion

Ground has been broken on Expo 2020 Dubai’s Russia Pavilion, with the spherical structure set to cover an area of 4,562m2

The Russia Pavilion will be located within Expo 2020 Dubai’s Mobility District
The Russia Pavilion will be located within Expo 2020 Dubai’s Mobility District

Ground has been broken on Expo 2020 Dubai’s “next level” Russia Pavilion, with the spherical structure set to cover an area of 4,562m2 and will be 27 metres-high, according to the minister of trade and commerce of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov.

Set to be located within the World Expo’s Mobility District, Russian pavilion has been designed by architects Tchoban Speech and Simpateka Entertainment Group.

HE Commissioner General of Russian Pavilion, Aleksey Gruzdev; deputy minister of industry & trade, HE Sergey Kuznetsov; ambassador of the Russian Federation to UAE, HE Oleg Fomin; consul general of the Russian Federation in Dubai, Yusuf Khanukaev; assistant minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation in the UAE, HE Sultan Al Shamsi; and executive director of Expo 2020 Dubai, Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali were present at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony, Al-Ali said that in March 2018 Russian had inked the country’s participation contract to be a part of the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Al-Ali added: “We are sure that the Russia Pavilion, with its focus on innovation and future shaping technologies, will be one of Expo 2020’s most popular pavilions and add to the excitement of what visitors can expect to see at the Expo.”

Meanwhile, Mantrov affirmed that construction work on the Russian pavilion will be completed in the “agreed time-frame”.

He adds: “Most of the façade elements will be manufactured using the latest technologies many of which will be used for the first time in the construction of such engineering structures.”

Mantrov says that the Russian pavilion will be one of the largest pavilions at the World Expo that will open its doors on 20 October 2020.

Dubai-based OP3 Expo tells Construction Week that the company is appointed as the project management consultant supervisor for the Russia pavilion.

The company says, Moscow-headquartered Crocus International is carrying out construction work of the pavilion, and is tasked with the delivery of interior and fit-out work for the structure.

Project management services for the pavilion that will feature “architecturally unique design” is to be delivered by ANO. Meanwhile, Simpateka Entertainment Group will manage the technology, exhibition, as well as the visitor journey for the pavilion, OP3 Expo tells Construction Week.

Head of the expo division at OP3 Expo, Tatyana Goryacheva tells Construction Week: “We will ensure that the project will be practicing safest procedures and standards of health and safety and environment are met throughout all phases of the project. Russia as a nation will reveal technologies and innovations that will drive us towards future advancements.”

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