The work will cover approximately an exhibition area of 10,000 m2.
The Sustainability pavilion is one of the themed pavilions of the host country, together with the Mobility and Opportunity pavilions. After the Expo, it will become the Centre for Science and for Children.
Emaar Properties and ASGC Construction L.L.C. have chosen ACCIONA Producciones y Diseño (APD) to carry out the technical development and exhibition implementation for the Sustainability pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, which takes place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.
The EXPO, which is being organised in the Middle East for the first time by the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions), will occupy some 438 hectares and is expected to attract more than 25 million visitors, of which 70% will come from nations other than the host country.
Under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”, Expo 2020 intends to become a global platform that promotes creativity, innovation and collaboration on a global scale. The Expo will be based around three key sub-themes for solving current problems -Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability- with each one represented by a pavilion.
APD will work on the Sustainability pavilion designed by the prestigious architects firm Grimshaw Architects, which will be converted into the Centre for Science and for Children after the Expo.
APD’s work will focus on implementing the exhibition zones of the pavilion, covering a total of 9,625 m2distributed over two floors. The exhibition will be extremely participative and feature a wide variety of highly interactive multimedia and immersive experiences. The exhibition will also be combined with more traditional resources such as mechanical and staged elements, scale models, display modules, and soundscapes and smells.APD will also be responsible for the technical operation of the pavilion throughout the Expo.
The design of the pavilion’s exhibit area is intended to raise awareness about the most pressing problems facing the planet, as well as encouraging visitors to get involved in driving change that will benefit future generations, by interacting with spectacular physical and digital surroundings.
Images: © Grimshaw Architects – Expo 2020