France unveils design for Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion

The Light, Lights pavilion will be located in the area dedicated to mobility and will promote the French innovation model
France unveils design for Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion
By Sam Bridge
Tue 19 Mar 2019 03:12 PM

France has unveiled the design for its Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion which aims to portray the country's innovative vision in terms of ecological and inclusive transition.

Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to François de Rugy, Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, revealed the pavilion which is called Light, Lights.

"The Expo 2020 Dubai will be a major opportunity to demonstrate that our choices in favour of ecological and inclusive transition are conducive to solutions, meaning and growth. Solutions to make daily life respectful of the planet and citizens. Meaningful and growing also for our companies, both public and private, whose innovations will delight future visitors to our pavilion." said Poirson.

The Light, Lights pavilion will be located in the area dedicated to mobility and will promote the French innovation model, which "makes it possible to conciliate sustainable development and international business competitiveness for connected and sustainable cities and territories, serving the citizen and the common good".

Designed by the Atelier du Prado Architectes and Celnikier & Grabli, the pavilion will showcase the assets of the French-style city in an organic scenography that combines sound, light, perfume and materials.

The Light, Lights pavilion will be punctuated by a constantly changing program during the 24 weeks of the Expo 2020 Dubai and will be the most sustainable ever built because it can be dismantled and reused.

Through its participation in Expo 2020, France said it intends to make the mobility of people, goods, territories, ideas and information a fundamental issue in solving the challenges of transitions, whether technological, ecological or economic.

At Expo 2020 Dubai, the 190 participating countries and the 25 million visits expected will explore the issues related to connections around three key sub-themes - mobility, sustainability and opportunity.

With 1.59 billion euros of French exports, the UAE is France's second largest partner in the Gulf.

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