Italy joins Expo 2020 Dubai with nautical design

New Zealand and France began construction on their pavilions this month
Italy joins Expo 2020 Dubai with nautical design
Visitors to the Italian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be able to explore the nation’s vibrant culture in a structure covered by the hulls of three ships that have been overturned, raised and painted in the colours of the Italian flag,
By Lubna Hamdan
Sun 19 May 2019 11:56 AM

Italy has joined Expo 2020 Dubai with a nautical-themed pavilion featuring the structures of three overturned ships painted in colours of the Italian flag.

“Visitors to the Italian pavilion at @Expo2020Dubai will be able to explore the nation’s vibrant culture in a structure covered by the hulls of three ships that have been overturned, raised and painted in the colours of the Italian flag,” the Dubai Media Office said in a tweet.

Expo 2020 Dubai, which will run from October 20, 2020 to April 20, 2021 will see 192 nations share their culture and achievements. It is expected to attract 25 million visitors to the UAE in the Middle East’s first expo.

The six-month event is a global celebration of innovation and is held every five years. The first Expo took place in London in 1851.

This month, New Zealand officially launched construction work on its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion with a ground-breaking ceremony at its site in Expo’s Sustainability District.

The pavilion, with a theme of 'Care for People and Place', will showcase New Zealand’s culture and values.

France also started construction on the French Pavilion, Lumière Lumières, for Expo 2020 Dubai, with Élisabeth Borne, Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, in charge of Transport, having laid the foundation stone.

Built on a plot of more than 4,200 sq m within the exhibition's Mobility area, the French Pavilion promises to offer an immersive experience to all its visitors.

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