Foundation stone laid for 2,000m2 Bahrain Pavilion at Expo 2020 site
The 24m semi-cubic building will have a central and open viewing area supported by 126 columns that are 11cm thick
The Kingdom of Bahrain has laid the foundation stone for its 2,000m2 Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai site.
Swiss engineer Christian Kerres has been commissioned to design the pavilion as a pathway to explore the interrelationships between creativity, density, opportunity, sustainability, and mobility under the thematic umbrella of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future,’ according to the state-run Bahrain News Agency.
The pavilion has been designed to be a 24m semi-cubic building with a central and open viewing area that is 30m in length and width, supported by 126 columns that are 11cm thick.
The Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA) is cooperating with the UAE’s Wanders Werner Falasi Consulting Architects to implement the Bahrain Pavilion at 2020 Dubai Expo.
The ceremony was attended by the BACA president and commissioner-general of the Bahrain Pavilion Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al-Khalifa; the Expo 2020 Dubai bureau executive director Najib Mohammed Al-Ali; and Bahrain ambassador to the UAE Shaikh Khalid bin Abdulla bin Ali Al-Khalifa.
Expo 2020 Dubai is expected to attract approximately 25m visitors over the six months, from 20 October, 2020, to 10 April, 2021.