Expo 2020 Dubai has made steady construction progress in 2018, and site activity is on track to peak in 2019 for the UAE megaproject. Progress has also been noted on Expo 2020 Dubai’s country pavilions, where each nation participating in the world expo will showcase its achievements and ambitions. Ahead of Q4 2018, Construction Week rounds up the development that has been noted on Expo 2020 Dubai’s various country pavilions.
More than 180 nations are expected to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai, which will open its doors on 20 October, 2020. Participating nations that have revealed pavilion designs for Expo 2020 Dubai include Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the UK.
This month, Archdaily reported that Querkraft, a Vienna-based architecture firm, would design Austria’s pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. According to the report, Querkraft’s design for the Austrian facility would present the country as “a centre of innovation”, and focus on questions about “how resources can be used more thoughtfully and respectfully in the future”.
Nature is also central to the Czech Republic’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion, which will focus on the ‘Czech Spring’ concept. According to a statement dated 26 June on Expo 2020 Dubai’s website, the “striking building” comprises “fluid lines that flow around rectangular exhibition spaces”. Doctoral students from Czech Technical University in Prague’s Faculty of Architecture worked with design practice Formosa on the project, which will be located in Expo 2020’s Sustainability Themed District. Read More...