Dubai, 29 mars 2021 – Switzerland has celebrated a significant milestone in the construction of the Swiss Pavilion. The structural work is now complete, bringing the Swiss Pavilion one step closer to the opening of the exhibition in October. With the heavy construction now being paused, the final touches including the interior design and the area in front of the pavilion, will be completed in the next couple of months.
The pavilion consists of a cubic temporary structure that draws inspiration from Bedouin tents and incorporates sustainable building practices such as the use of sustainable scaffolding elements and textiles as well as seating elements from recycled concrete in the pavilion’s garden.
Manuel Salchli, Commissioner General of the Swiss Pavilion and Chairman of the Steering Committee at Expo 2020 Dubai said: “The work is impressive and we would like to thank all the people who contributed to reach this milestone. Our pavilion will offer not only offer an unique encounter with Switzerland, but also a platform to foster valuable relationships and enhance new collaborations for a common sustainable future.”
The Swiss pavilion evolves around reflecting key aspects of Switzerland’s culture, nature and innovations, delivered through a series of interactive elements: the country’s stunning landscapes as well as Switzerland as a hub of technologies, innovations and scientific achievements. Based on a journey, the Swiss Pavilion exhibition at the Expo is subdivided into three dramatic acts evolving around Switzerland, the land of bucolic nature and Switzerland the land of innovation.
The Swiss pavilion in partnership with the swissnex Network will host a swissnex Mobile giving proof that Switzerland is regularly among top innovative countries in the world. Temporary exhibition will highlight Swiss innovations.
The Swiss Pavilion ‘Reflection’ was designed by the Swiss creative team: the architects OOS AG together with Bellprat Partner AG for scenography, and Lorenz Eugster Landscaping GmbH for landscaping, and built by General contractor Expomobilia.
Visitors will enjoy one of the best views of Expo 2020 on the rooftop terrace. There a bar will serve refreshing drinks and snacks.