Ground broken on Expo 2020 Dubai's Netherlands Pavilion

V8-designed Dutch structure to display solar-powered invention that can harvest water from desert air

Construction has started on the Dutch pavilion.
Construction has started on the Dutch pavilion.

Construction work has started on the Netherlands' V8 Architects-designed national pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai, with the facility set to focus on water harvesting as a symbol of 'innovation and connection' during the next World Expo, which opens its doors on 20 October, 2020.

Details of the project's theme of 'Uniting Water, Food, and Energy' were revealed during a ground-breaking ceremony held to mark the pavilion's construction commencement. 

Dutch consul general Netherlands Commissioner General for Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the European country's  Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hans Sandee, presented a bottle of water harvested from air in the Netherlands to Expo 2020 Dubai's executive director, Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, on behalf of the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag.

Expo 2020 Dubai's Dutch Pavilion will feature an invention that can produce water from desert air, powered by solar energy. 

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