UAE’s Expo 2020 Pavilion Will Have The Shape Of Flying Falcon

UAE’s Expo 2020 Pavilion Will Have The Shape Of Flying Falcon

The foundations of the futuristic falcon-inspired UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai were laid down by His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum. The groundbreaking ceremony also included his signing of an official agreement for the UAE’s participation in the expo, reported The Arabian Business.

The pavilion is being built by Arabtec Construction, a subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, which won the contract after competing with various national and international companies.

The UAE pavilion is designed in the shape of a flying falcon, and is designed to reflect the values of openness, communication and tolerance. Once completed, the pavilion will span an area of over 15,000 square meters, with four-floors including a 1,717 square meter top floor dedicated for hospitality and a 588-square-metre mezzanine floor to house support units.

The entire structure is expected to be completed by the end of 2019, The design – by architect Santiago Calatrava – was approved after a seven month design competition in which nine international firms submitted 11 concepts, with the entries evaluated for the extent in which they embodied the main themes of the expo and their representation of UAE heritage.