Finland reveals design for Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion

Finland's participation at Expo 2020 Dubai has been confirmed, with the first images released of the country's planned pavilion
Finland reveals design for Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion
The exterior of the pavilion is white as snow with an entrance that gives an impression of arriving in an Arabic tent.
By Sam Bridge
Mon 12 Nov 2018 02:18 PM

Finland’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai has been confirmed, with the first images released of the country's planned pavilion at the event.

The participation was announced by the Commissioner General of Finland for Dubai Expo, Severi Keinälä, and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.

Keinälä said: “Finland engages in international dialogue and seeks solutions through cooperation. Dubai Expo 2020 offers an incredible opportunity to strengthen existing ties and establish new connections with partners in the UAE, Arabic world and globally.

“Finland is the greenest country in the world: fresh air, pure water, green forests, clean energy and clean technology. Our Nordic nature inspires us to find creative and sustainable solutions and the Finland Pavilion provides a cool shaded refuge for making connections.”

The Finland Pavilion takes inspiration from Finnish nature and design and incorporates both Finnish and Arabic cultures.

Snow Cape is the name of the building with which Finland is going to present itself at the Expo in 2020 in Dubai. Inspired by the white blanket of snow which covers the Finnish landscape in winter, the Finland Pavilion resembles a white tent made of snow.

In the middle of the pavilion, a dynamic wooden space “Gorge” is carved into the building, offering Expo visitors a cool and shady retreat.

It added that the pavilion will showcase the country’s competences and expertise across various business sectors including sustainability, technology and tourism.

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