Expo 2020 Pavilions Premiere is launched and will offer visitors an opportunity to be among the first to experience Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion… The Expo continues until April 10, 2021, Invest-Gate reports.
The Pavilions Premiere is a limited-time opportunity for visitors to preview Expo 2020’s Thematic Pavilions with a glimpse of what is to come when Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) region – welcomes the world from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, according to a company press release on January 21.
On her part, Reem Al Hashimy, director general of Expo 2020 Dubai Bureau and UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation says, “We are delighted to start 2021 on such a positive note as we welcome the UAE community to be the first to experience Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion at a moment in our history that is unparalleled in terms of its impact on humanity.”
“This period of rapid, unprecedented change has brought with it a pressing need to rethink the way we live and is further accelerated by a global health crisis that has touched every individual on Earth. While 2020 may be remembered as a year that changed us forever, it has also given us a tremendous opportunity to come together as a global society and find answers to our most pressing challenges”, she adds.
Visitors in January will be able to explore Terra and enjoy the unique surrounding public spaces, which include a children’s playground, gift shop, dining, and more. Terra (which means ‘Planet Earth’) will offer an immersive journey through the wonders of the natural world, including an interactive walk through the roots of the forest, where every footstep affects the ‘wood-wide-web’”, the statement reads.
Marjan Faraidooni, Expo 2020 Dubai CEO, further highlights, “Expo 2020 aims to be one of the most sustainable World Expos in history and supports the UAE’s efforts as a champion of green development, so our first visitors should enjoy a preview of the Sustainability Pavilion – an interactive and personal experience that will highlight the urgency of addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges.”
The iconic pavilion, designed by the world-renowned Grimshaw Architects, sets an example for sustainable building design. Built to be net-zero for both energy and water, it features 1,055 photovoltaic panels arranged on a 130-meter-wide roof canopy and atop a series of ‘Energy Trees’. The pavilion also uses cutting-edge water-reduction strategies, water recycling, and alternative water sources, as reported by the statement.
All visitors are required to make a timed-entry reservation in advance online. Walk-in tickets will not be available.
Pavilions Premiere bookings are now available at Expo 2020 Dubai
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Thursdays from 3-9 pm & 4-10pm on weekends