Ground broken on Expo 2020 Dubai's Canada Pavilion
Ontario's Ellisdon to design, build, and operate the pavilion that is located within the World Expo's Sustainability District
Construction work has begun on Expo 2020 Dubai’s “The Future In Mind”-themed Canada Pavilion, with ground having broken on the wooden structure at the World Expo site.
Ontario-based construction heavyweight Ellisdon was picked to design, build, and operate the pavilion.
#BreakingNews: Senior VP International @EllisDon Jody Becker, Interim Commissioner General of #CanadaExpo2020 Veronica Silva, Executive Director of @expo2020dubai Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali and Canada’s Ambassador to the #UAE @MarcyGrossman break ground on the Canada Pavilion!pic.twitter.com/CfyPWXIKn5— Canada Expo2020 (@CanadaExpo2020) November 26, 2019
Yesterday, the groundbreaking ceremony for the Canada Pavilion was held at the Expo 2020 grounds in Dubai. As the selected contractor to design, build, and maintain, EllisDon has mobilized on-site and is set to begin construction on the national pavilion.
Other companies working associated with the pavilion include Moriyama & Teshima Architects, Lord Cultural Resources, Hatch, Kubik, Thornton Tomasetti, NGX, and Cisco.
Ground on the pavilion’s site, located within the Sustainability District, was broken by CSO and senior vice president for international services at Ellisdon, Jody Becker; interim commissioner general of Canada at Expo 2020 Dubai, Veronica Silva; executive director of Expo 2020 Dubai, Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali; and Canada’s Ambassador to the UAE, Marcy Grossman.
It's official! Yesterday we broke ground on the Canada Pavilion at @expo2020dubai! Honoured to be leading the Design-Build-Operation on the national pavilion in which all #Canadians can be proud of. Stay tuned for more updates! #Expo2020 #Dubai pic.twitter.com/szVmgeyyx4— EllisDon (@EllisDon) November 26, 2019
According to statement published on Ellisdon’s website, vice president for the Middle East at Ellisdon, Wissam Ayoub, said: “We are extremely excited to break ground on the Canadian Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai."
Meanwhile, Becker said: "We are honoured to have been entrusted with this important project and look forward to delivering a pavilion of which all Canadians can be proud."