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17/02/2021 | DUBAI

EXPO 2020/21 PREVIEW

Posted by: Cristina Romelli Gervasoni

Dubai proudly starts 2021 on a positive note welcoming the UAE community and its tourists to be the first to visit Expo 2020 Dubai’s Terra-The Sustainability Pavilion, a few months in advance the official opening scheduled for October 1, 2021.

The new roads leading to the Expo site, the impeccable welcoming by young Emiratis and the dreamy atmosphere of beautiful landscaping and special evening lights make the experience really exciting with the privilege of being among the first visitors.
In an unparalleled time in our history that has brought with it a pressing need to rethink the way we live, Terra- The Sustainability Pavilion di Expo 2020 Dubai, explores the opportunity to come together as a global community and find answers to our big challenges in order to create a better future for all humanity.
The walk-through Terra is the journey of our planet and our relation with nature where we wander through forest roots and dive into ocean depths to experience that we are all connected and witness how our consumerism has corrupted the Earth. 
Terra will remain in legacy as a Science Centre that will inspire sustainable choices for generations to come, beyond the Expo 2020 Dubai. This remains the focal purpose of this Expo and the vision of the UAE’s leadership, while our Thematic Pavilions — Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability — rally the call for collective action to tackle these challenges.
The pavilion, designed by Grimshaw Architects, “sets an example” for sustainable building design. Built to be net-zero for both energy and water, it features 1,055 photovoltaic panels arranged on a 130-metre-wide roof canopy and atop a series of ‘Energy Trees’. The pavilion also uses cutting-edge water-reduction strategies, water recycling and alternative water sources.

First visitors of the new Expo 2020/21 Dubai site preview.
Terra-The Sustainability Pavilion presentation, United Arab Emirates National Pavilion
Terra Pavilion, designed by Grimshaw Architects, an example of avant-garde sustainable architecture.
Expo 2020/21 Dubai.

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