Germany appoints firms to build Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion

Organiser Koelnmesse picks consortium to design and build the German Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020
Germany appoints firms to build Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion
By Sam Bridge
Wed 15 Aug 2018 01:57 PM

A consortium has been awarded the contract to design and build the German Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, which has a budget of $56.6 million.

Koelnmesse, which is organising and running the German Pavilion on behalf of Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, said Facts and Fiction, Adunic are part of the winning consortium.

Building work on the German Pavilion’s 4,500 sq m plot at Expo 2020 will begin next year.

While facts and fiction will be responsible for content, exhibition and media design, building the pavilion will be Adunic's job while Lava will offer design services.

"We're delighted to have won the German Pavilion contest," said Dietmar Jahn, managing director at Facts and Fiction. "It's a dream come true and a great honour for us to have our concept chosen to represent Germany at the Expo in Dubai."

An EU-wide notice of tender was published back in September 2017, inviting teams to apply to design the concept and to plan and build the interior and exterior of the German Pavilion.

"The awarding of the contract marks the end of a ten-month process. We are happy that things can now progress and building work can start on our plot in Dubai next year," said Dietmar Schmitz, commissioner general of the German Pavilion.

Facts and Fiction designed the Monaco and Kazakhstan pavilions in Milan in 2015 as well as the German presence at Expo 2012 in the Korean city of Yeosu while Adunic built a number of the pavilions in Milan in 2015.

The concept for the pavilion will be revealed next month.

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Last Updated: Wed 15 Aug 2018 02:01 PM GST

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