Construction starts on German pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020

Ground-breaking ceremony takes place in Dubai to celebrate the start of construction on Campus Germany
Construction starts on German pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020
The German Pavilion plot, which measures about 4,600 sq m, is located in the Expo’s Sustainability District.
By Sam Bridge
Tue 16 Apr 2019 03:40 PM

Construction has started on Campus Germany, the country's pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 after officials held a ground-breaking ceremony.

While the ground was being broken in the desert in Dubai, the new website for Germany’s presence at the upcoming world exhibition went live in Cologne, a statement said.

“Our top priority is making sure that everything is ready on time for the opening of the Expo on October 20 next year. So it’s important to stick to the schedule and start work on construction in good time,” said Gerald Böse, president and CEO of Koelnmesse, which will run the pavilion.

The groundbreaking ceremony on the German plot, right next to the host pavilion of the UAE, highlighted the fact that work on the German Pavilion is on schedule, he added.

Commissioner general Dietmar Schmitz said: “Now it’s our turn to start construction work on Campus Germany and become part of this story."

The German Pavilion plot, which measures about 4,600 sq m, is located in the Expo’s Sustainability District.

Visitors will “enrol”, like at a university, and then embark on a curriculum that takes them through a Future Energy Lab, Future City Lab and a Biodiversity Lab to “graduate” in a show at the end of the tour.

"This graduation will be a milestone for everyone – full of emotion and knowledge, with a multitude of possibilities and opportunities for sustainability combined with an appeal to take advantage of them," the statement said.

Agency facts and fiction is in close contact with more than 30 research institutions, universities and companies to develop a crowd-pleasing, inspiring showcase of pioneering innovations for a sustainable future.

For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.