Swiss Pavilion

Groundbreaking ceremony

Groundbreaking ceremony

Dubai, 27 october 2019 – Swiss president Ueli Maurer led a delegation to break ground on the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai during a state visit to the UAE.

The Swiss project team OSS (architecture), Bellprat (scenography) and Lorenz Eugster (landscape architecture) won a design competition to create the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Swiss Pavilion’s design references traditional Bedouin tents and uses temporary scaffolding elements and textiles. Visitors will be able to experience the Swiss Alps with a theatre emerging from a sea of fog that references the snow-clad peaks. Temporary exhibitions will highlight Swiss innovations.

Visitors will enjoy one of the best views of Expo 2020 on the rooftop terrace. There a bar will serve refreshing drinks and snacks.