Tuesday 22 September 2020

Belgium breaks ground on Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

DUBAI, September 19, 2019

Belgium has broken ground on its ark-inspired country pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020 event in Dubai.

Located in the heart of Mobility District, Belgium’s country pavilion will draw on renewable resources to feed its energy needs – promising to produce more energy than it consumes.

Covered in lush greenery, the ark-inspired building will feature natural light and ventilation, renewable energies and the smart use of water.

An exhibition trail, shops selling Belgian souvenirs, a business centre and places to taste the country’s culinary specialties, including its world-famous fries – known as frietjes – will also feature.

Visitors to the Belgium Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will experience the best of Belgian creativity. It has been designed to produce more energy than it consumes, said senior Belgian officials at the ground breaking ceremony.

“Being part of the Expo 2020 family gives Belgium renewed energy,” said Ambassador Vercauteren Drubbel who was in Dubai as part of a wider Belgium delegation that included the Ambassador of Belgium to the UAE Peter Claes.

"There is no better way to turn a good idea into real progress for millions of people," stated Drubbel.

“Trying to imagine how your grandchildren will move in the future is not obvious, correct? Mobility is often considered slightly differently from what we know today. The Belgium pavilion will reverse your thinking; visitors will be able to experience what our most creative inventors have in mind,” he added.

Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, Executive Director, Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau, said: "With its self-built country pavilion in Expo 2020’s Mobility District, Belgium will be able to showcase its latest innovations in bringing people, goods and ideas together – offering visitors a glimpse into the Belgium of the future. "

“While located in the Mobility District, the Belgium Pavilion also boasts impressive green credentials – in line with Expo 2020’s key sub-theme of Sustainability," stated Ali.

"We look forward to the Belgium Pavilion’s impressive designs coming to life over the coming year as we approach our 20 October 2020 opening date," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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