CW Expo Reaction | Estonia's Daniel Schaer on Expo 2020 Dubai

CW speaks with the commissioner-general of the Estonia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai on COVID-19 and a “digital way of life”

In our latest episode of Construction Week’s Expo Reaction YouTube Series, we speak with the Daniel Schaer, the commissioner-general of the Estonia Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Sitting down with Construction Week’s deputy editor Anup Oommen, Schaer discusses what visitors can expect to see and experience at the Estonia pavilion, how they are coping with the COVID-19 outbreak, and a “digital way of life” for the pavilion.

“When you walk into the pavilion, you will immediately get an idea of what it means to be digital in Estonia,” said Schaer. “We will showcase a number of our digital solutions in terms of ID cards, telephone identification, solutions in banking, taxation, and even how to get your driver's license without going to the office.”

The Estonia Pavilion will have a full wall made out of clay, to showcase sustainable solutions that are feasible even in the desert climate.

He adds: “We will have an entire wall of hydroponic, self-growing vegetables and flowers. We will also have a street-food kitchen.”

Talking about the progress on the construction of the Estonia Pavilion, Schaer says: “We are renting the pavilion. We were a little late in the decision-making process and decided to take a pre-built pavilion from the Expo organisers. So, the building has been completed, and we're working very diligently on the exhibition side at the moment.”

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