The United Arab Emirates has been preparing for the World Expo 2020 since 2013. The Expo 2020 is slated to be held in UAE at the border of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But when the Coronavirus Pandemic hit the world, the exposition had to be postponed to 2021. Despite the obstacle, The UAE Pavilion for Dubai Expo 2020 has finally been revealed. And sure enough, you can expect anything but the ordinary from the United Arab Emirates. Get ready finally watch the Falcon Pavilion in full flight from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.
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Here’s all you need to know about the Falcon in Flight Pavilion
Prepare to be blown-away by architecture marvel at Dubai Expo. Like the name suggest, The Pavilion is shaped like a falcon. So on first glance itself, the UAE pavilion at Expo 2020 will resemble a flying falcon. Look closer and you will notice that each panel of this magnificent bird building has been designed like falcon feathers.
First Impressions Of The UAE Pavilion at World Expo 2020
The entire Dubai Expo Pavilion is four storeys tall and will occupy a space of 15,000 sqm. But you’ll easily spot the Falcon in Flight. Why? Because The Falcon is located at the heart of the 500 acre area of the Dubai Expo 2020. It’s going to located at the ‘Opportunity’ district at the Expo. The other two districts named ‘ Sustainability’ and ‘Mobility’ will also feature interesting pavilions. What’s even more exciting? You can enter the open-roof falcon to enjoy the best of Emirati hospitality. The best part? It’s been designed keeping in mind energy-efficient and sustainable practices. So the Dubai Expo Pavilion complies to the LEED Platinum Standards.
What’s In Store Within The Falcon?
The Pavilion will house a multi-storey plethora of exhibition from Emirati culture and achievements. On the top floor of the Falcon, you’ll be able to enjoy the impeccable hospitality of the UAE. From traditional food and beverage, to Global cuisine, and refreshments, a trip to the falcon will not disappoint you. What’s more? You can even relax at the lounges or enjoy at the auditorium!
Who designed the UAE Pavilion Expo 2020?
Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect- engineer is the designer for UAE’s falcon in flight pavilion. The renowned architect has a good rapport with Dubai. His Dubai Creek Design has also been recently selected among 6 competitors. The tallest tower is scheduled for completion soon. It’s surely going to give a tough competition to the Burj Khalifa.
Some Facts About The Falcon Designer
The UAE Falcon-shaped Pavilion Designer is a veteran in his field. Here are some facts about his works that will intrigue you:
- Santiago Calatrava Valls is a multi-talented architect, structural engineer, and sculptor
- His design takes inspiration from living organisms
- Some of his legendary architectural feats include the Milwaukee Art Museum, and the Olympics Sports Complex of Athens
- For the UAE Pavilion Expo 2020, Santiago has taken inspiration from the Flight of a Falcon
What is the significance of the UAE Pavilion Expo 2020?
The theme for the Dubai Expo 2020 is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.” The UAE minister of State,Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber has shared his thought about the significance of the Pavilion. He believes that the falcon bird represents the connection between Emirati traditions and the future. This iconic bird structure will be the bridge between traditions and the future. The Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion tells the story of the origins of the UAE and the falconry expeditions. It will also symbolize global connections that the UAE is fostering for partnership and progress. You should also check out the Russian and France Pavilion at World Expo 2020.