Unveiling a futuristic pavilion

With just under 18 months away for Expo 2020 Dubai, Emirates, the premier partner and official airline of the event, has unveiled its design and visitor-experience pavilion.

TT Bureau

The advent of technological evolution has arrived. Focusing on the future of commercial aviation, Emirates Pavilion’s design and visitor experience will utilise interactive technologies and design. Emirates has already broken ground on the pavilion, the construction for which began in March 2019.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group, said, “Emirates and the wider transportation ecosystem in the UAE will play a key role in providing connectivity for a successful Expo 2020. The economic impact of the transport, hospitality and tourism sector will contribute AED 16.4 billion to the UAE economy.” Scheduled to take place from October 20, 2020 to April 10, 2021, Expo 2020 Dubai is a must-attend event for visitors with an array of unique experiences at 190 country pavilions.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Bureau, Expo Dubai 2020, said, “Air travel has transformed the ability of people to experience everything that the world has to offer.”

Sneak peek
Guided by the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai — mobility, opportunity and sustainability, the Emirates Pavilion was designed to reflect the dynamic lines of aircraft wings ready to take flight. The 26 slanted architectural fins that cover the entirety of the pavilion will hold over 800 metres of LED lights to create multi-sensory effects and movement across the structure, showcased by lightshows during every night of the Expo. The 3,300 sqm three-storey multi-function structure will be located in close proximity to the UAE pavilion. The pavilion will have the capacity to welcome more than 56,000 visitors per month during Expo 2020 Dubai.

Visitor experience
The interior of the Emirates Pavilion includes an enclosed floor plan, which allows natural daylight to enter the space, reducing energy consumption. Experiential content will take centre stage, encouraging interactions. The second floor of the Emirates Pavilion will house an auditorium for speaker sessions and industry events, and the third storey will have a dedicated skygarden for visitors to enjoy green, open spaces. The pavilion will help tell the story of what commercial aviation might look like in the future – through topics that include the science of flight, new aerospace materials, etc. 

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