UAE Expo 2020 Pavilion Overview
The UAE Pavilion at EXPO 2020 was designed by Santiago Calatrava as a symbolic interpretation of the flow of movement.
Covering an area of 15,000 square metres the 27.8 metre high building seeks to draw visitors towards a shaded arcade around the perimeter wall, underneath the pavilion’s roof which is composed of 28 ‘wings’ that can be opened within three minutes.
Photovoltaic panels integrated into the roof structure provide the power for the opening and closing of the wings. When the wings are open the panels are able to harvest solar energy which is returned to the main power grid. When they are closed they protect the panels from rain and sandstorms.
Inside the pavilion a grand faceted sphere houses an auditorium whose seating can be raised to lift the audience from one floor to another while experiencing audio-visual shows. The auditorium serves as both a centrepiece and a functional space that can accommodate 200 people.
- The estimated handover date was 2020.
- The architect of the project is Santiago Calatrava.
- From UAE Expo 2020 Pavilion it takes roughly 35 minutes to drive to Dubai Mall, 29 minutes to Palm Jumeirah, 32 minutes to Burj Al Arab and 30 minutes to The Walk JBR.
- Dubai International Airport (DXB) is roughly 42 minutes' drive and the new Al Maktoum International Airport is roughly 25 minutes' drive. All durations are calculated by Google Maps and assume the fastest route in typical traffic conditions.
UAE Expo 2020 Pavilion in the News
Construction Business News, 8th Sep 2021
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