PICTURES: Progress noted on Expo 2020 Dubai's France Pavilion

Belgian construction firm Besix is building the pavilion that is designed by Atelier du Prado- and Celnikier & Grabli

The French pavilion is located within Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility District.
Twitter/ @francedubai2020
The French pavilion is located within Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility District.

Progress has been made on the construction of Expo 2020 Dubai’s light-inspired France Pavilion that is being built by Belgian construction giant Besix — which is also building Belgium’s national pavilion — and designed by the Atelier du Prado- and Celnikier & Grabli.

The team behind France Pavilion said on its Twitter handle that work has been progressing on the French Pavilion’s construction site, which is located within the World Expo’s Mobility District.

[Image: Twitter/ @francedubai2020]

The pavilion that is being built on a land plot of more than 4,200m2 and will feature 2,700m2 of photovoltaic panels and 1,800m2 of façades. Nearly 80% of the energy used will be produced by the pavilion, according to information published on the website dedicated for the country’s participation in the next World Expo.

[Image: Twitter/ @francedubai2020]

Paris-based developer-operator Cofrex is preparing, organising, and implementing France’s participation at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Meanwhile, a group of 10 companies comprising architects, scenographers, sound technicians, and construction companies is working on the project.

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


Construction work on the French Pavilion began in May 2019 following the laying of foundation stone by France’s minister of state for transport, Élisabeth Borne.

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