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70% of Luxembourg's $36m Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion to be reusable

The Metaform-designed recyclable structure will focus on construction techniques that drive the circular economy

Expo 2020 Dubai's Luxembourg Pavilion.
Expo 2020 Dubai's Luxembourg Pavilion.

Luxembourg, the first country to sign a participation contract for Expo 2020 Dubai, has revealed the design of its $35.9m (AED131.8m) environment-conscious pavilion at the next World Expo, designed by architecture firm Metaform, that will be funded by communications satellite operator Société Européenne des Satellites, mail and telecom company Post Luxembourg, and the country’s chamber of commerce, with each contributing $2.8m. 

Other sponsors are also reported to be contributing to the Resourceful Luxembourg-themed pavilion, which will focus on construction techniques that encourage the circular economy.

The country’s economy minister, Etienne Schneider, told the parliament that the project's budget includes the construction and recycling of the pavilion, adding that 70% of its materials could be reused after the event.

The structure will cover three floors and include a tubular slide, according to Construction Week's sister title Arabian Business.

Expo 2020 Dubai will open its doors on 20 October, 2020, and is the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia's first World Expo. 

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