Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MasterPlan Gallery... Expo 2020 !!! Fantastic !

Expo 2020 Dubai will take place in a spectacular purpose-built, 438-hectare destination at Dubai Trade Centre – Jebel Ali, located midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Expo 2020 runs from October 2020 through to April 2021.

Easily accessible by road and metro, all transport to, from and within the site are specifically designed to accommodate people of all ages and physical ability. Within the site, the main plaza is less than 15 minutes walking distance from any point and will be equipped with an autonomous people mover system to assist visitor mobility around the site.

The iconic Al Wasl Plaza, meaning ‘connection’ in Arabic, will be the literal and figurative heart of Expo 2020 Dubai. This central semi-covered events space will host grand performances, spectacular displays and international pageantry during the day and night Expo programmes.

The Souks are a modern representation of ancient Middle East architecture that draws visitors through a path of exploration from the multilateral organisations to small country pavilions through to the large spaces for joint showcases of global best practices.

Delivering a vibrant and continuously evolving user journey that is uniquely tailored to the specific audience needs, Expo 2020 Dubai will create stimulating, astonishing and inspiring experiences for the millions of attendees that it will welcome.

The Night Expo will be particularly rich and interactive with the inside of the shade structure screens coming to life with information, whilst sound and light shows and laser displays will dazzle visitors.

The Expo Village is a secure residential community development adjacent to the Expo 2020 Dubai site, providing full-time housing facilities for staff and participants involved in the event delivery.

Friday, April 10, 2015

It's taking shape: Expo 2020 Dubai

It's taking shape, a truly defining event. Expo 2020 Dubai will connect minds, create the future.

2020 days... until the official opening of Expo2020 !

Today marks an exciting milestone – 2,020 days until the official opening of Expo2020!

Stay tuned as we begin the countdown to the first World Expo ever to be held in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Bloomberg Future Cities Forum in Dubai

HE Reem Al Hashimy took part in the first Bloomberg Future Cities Forum in Dubai to explore the city's models for success and vision for its future. The event was hosted by Michael R Bloomberg, United Nations Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, founder of Bloomberg and three-term Mayor of New York City.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Art for Expo 2020 Dubai : Leena Saoub showcases her Navigation & Mapping sculpture

Jordanian artist Leena Saoub shares the inspiration behind her Navigation and Mapping sculpture that's part of Expo 2020's one-of-a-kind interactive art showcase celebrating a world Expo for everyone. The art installation brings to life the #‎Expo2020 subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability to life through the 21 topics of the Expo 2020 Dubai. Find out more about Leena's Navigation and Mapping sculpture here:

Monday, March 16, 2015

Want to make your voice heard ? Join the ‪Expo2020‬ conversation !


Join the conversation

Expo Dubai 2020 is about shaping a better future through collaboration and discussion. We invite you to join the conversation by tweeting using the hashtag #Expo2020 as well as either #Mobility, #Sustainability or #Opportunity! To inspire and engage the local population, we launched a total of 21 sculptures across the UAE on March 1st. Each one reflects one of the 21 topics under Expo 2020 Dubai's three sub-themes - Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity. To learn more about the topics, click here.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Updated film showing UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015

UAE Pavilion at Expo Milano 2015 is nearing completion and looking forward with great anticipation to welcoming visitors to UAE ‘country’ in Milan. In the meantime, here is a sneak preview of a journey towards your experience.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A World Expo for EveryOne...

Learn more about the 21 talented artists and the diverse range of topics behind our exciting #Expo2020 sculptures, both on-the-ground and through Expo 2020 Dubai website...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Expo 2020 : Positive Long-Term Effect on Dubai's Growth

Traditionnaly, world expos were international platforms for showcasing incredible innovations, capable of bringing progress and transforming the humanity. But today, expos, including World Expo 2020, which will be held in Dubai, present more economic benefits than ever before. The excitement caused by Dubai's winning bid, howerver, isn't a result of just an immediate monetary relief; it's the positive long-term effects on Dubai's growth everyone is talking about.

Read more on Dubai Chronicle :

The Dubai Tram...

Find out how the latest addition to the city’s sustainable public transport network, Dubai Tram, is introducing new technology.

Dubai Tram is the latest addition to the city’s sustainable public transport network

By Tamara Walid :

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dubai team met with the University of Arizona

Expo2020‬ Dubai team met with the University of Arizona (US) extending its theme & academic engagement with global thought leaders...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Expo2020 team shares its theme(s)

Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability
with Knowledge and Human Development Authority and representatives of various international universities in the Free zones. The UAE hosts the highest number of international branch campuses (IBCs) in the world, with 35 IBCs – of which, 26 are in Dubai; providing accessibility, choice, quality and opportunity, that has made a difference in the lives of many students.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Expo 2020 Dubai joins The World Future Energy Summit

Expo 2020 Dubai joins The World Future Energy Summit and the exploration of future energy solutions. Join us at booth 6121 and share emerging trends and insights in the sustainability sector. Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) 19-22 January. Network with the Expo 2020 Dubai team and learn more about Expo 2020 Dubai.

 Pic Courtesy Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

History - Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan - Qatar pavilion

Qatar Pavilion highlights the rich history of Qatar and the development it is now undergoing. It introduces Doha and the Qatari culture to the people of Japan and to the world. The pavilion showcases the country's history, culture and society, economy, industry, education and the preparations to host the 15th Asian Games in 2006.

Visitors can understand through its exhibits that Qatar, as an exporter of clean energy - natural gas - is not only preserving the rich and varied fauna and flora in the Arabian Gulf but is also contributing to global environment protection.
The 648-square-meter pavilion depicts the past, present and future of Qatar through interactive displays, live music and traditional craftsmen and women at work.
The objective behind Qatar's participation is to give prominence to the State of Qatar worldwide and highlight balanced development in all aspects of life.

Source :

Qatar pavilion at Aichi World Expo 2005, by pico

Pico "designed and miniaturized" Qatar into a 648sqm display to demonstrate the deep contrats between modern and old Qatar. Interactive touch-screen displays engaged the viewers while revolving round a traditional Qatari setting.
Traditional fishing boat and handicraft displays were exhibited with live demos while a tartan running track with 'athletes' was also constructed to promote the up-coming Asian Games 2006 in Doha. Visitors wrere introduced to the largest educational project in the Middle East, the Qatar Foundation, before exiting via a cinema showing the past, present and future of Qatar.

Source Pico :

Friday, January 9, 2015

LeMog3D World Expo Life... 1000th article !

Thanks to all readers of my main blog :

Started in 2009, about World Expo Life : now 1000 articles !
Thank you !!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

May 2015 pioneer new paths to a bright future for sustainability, mobility and opportunity !!!

The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai, Connecting Minds, Creating the Future emphasizes the importance of partnerships and innovation as our best hope to build a sustainable world today and in the future. It recognizes the central importance of Mobility, Sustainability and Opportunity to the development of all countries. The convening power of Expo, combined with Dubai’s ability and motivation to facilitate and grow partnerships, will help focus the world’s best creative energies in delivering solutions in these domains and help improve our lives.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The UAE Pavilion from Expo Milano 2015...

The UAE Pavilion from Expo Milano 2015 will be relocated to the UAE once the event has finished, following in the footsteps of the UAE’s Pavilion from Shanghai Expo 2010.

Pavilion Power

Hello 2020 takes a look at the UAE’s sustainable pavilion design for Milan’s Expo 2015, as the event draws closer to kick off.

Expo Milano is less than a year away. The 2015 edition of the Expo kicks off in May next year and spectacular designs for the UAE’s pavilion have been created by leading architect firm Foster + Partners.

The practice, famous in the UAE for its Index Tower in Dubai’s DIFC district, as well as its contribution to the development of Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, has described the design as ‘bringing the planning principles of the traditional desert city to Milan’.

“We are very proud to be chosen again to create the national pavilion for the UAE,” said Norman Foster, chairman and founder of Foster + Partners. “Our challenge has been to design for two climates – to create a naturally cool, comfortable space for visitors in Milan, while considering the pavilion’s ultimate reconstruction in the Emirates, where there is a need to provide shade from the sun.

“The design reflects our investigations into the form of ancient cities and our appreciation for the desert landscape. It also maximises the opportunities presented by the elongated site – the dramatic entrance will welcome people inside, and the channels between the high walls provide intuitive circulation, naturally leading visitors to the auditorium, exhibition and restaurant spaces.”

With more than 20 million people expected to visit the event, the pavilion will expose a potentially huge audience to everything the UAE has to offer. Designed with a capacity for up to 785 visitors an hour, the 140 metre long building has a form familiar to those who have seen the company’s work in Masdar City.

The pavilion’s self-shading street is formed in the shadow of two 12.metre high walls, which curve their way from the entrance of the 4,386m2 site to the main exhibition structure, which boasts a 1,175m2 exhibition area.

Sustainability is a key concern of the design team, which is aiming to achieve a LEED Platinum rating for the pavilion. The fact that the pavilion will be dismantled and relocated to the UAE, once Expo Milano is over, will add to the structure’s sustainability credentials. The UAE’s pavilion at the Shanghai Expo in 2010, also designed by Foster + Partners, went through the same relocation process and has since been reassembled on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Priority use of local materials with recycled content will also give the structure an edge in the bid for LEED certification. According to Foster + Partners there will be CO2 absorbing materials used and other resources have been ‘selected for their durability and long term re-use value’.

Energy will be generated through the use of photovoltaic panels, used in combination with solar thermal hot water panels, with the aim of achieving a 30 percent saving over the
use of conventional technology. Additional hot water will be created by recovering heat energy from the cooling plant.

“Everything that we have done is connected to the UAE and its efforts to achieve sustainable solutions,” said Gerard Evenden, the project’s leading architect and a senior partner at Foster + Partners. “We draw on natural landscape and vernacular architecture as well as modern designs that are themselves influencedby traditional forms.

“We had to design for conditions in both Milan and Abu Dhabi. It was a great architectural challenge.”

To learn more about the Expo 2015 Milano :

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Impact of Expo 2020 Dubai on the wider region

This is the UAE’s opportunity to use this mega event platform to truly engage the global community and drive advancements and innovative solutions in the fields of mobility, sustainability and economic development.
Running from 20 October 2020 through 10 April 2021, the Expo coincides with the country’s Golden Jubilee and will serve as a springboard to launch a progressive and sustainable vision for the coming decades.

A strong legacy will be realised, buoyed by accelerated infrastructure development, a detailed urban planning legacy and knowledge base development, and underpinned by a long-term strategic UAE national training and development programme.

Preliminary estimates indicate that the economic impact generated by the Expo between now and 2021 will be approximately €17.7 billion – much of this value is expected to be retained within the region.

In the next six years, over 275,000 jobs are estimated to be created in and around the region to service the Expo, across sectors including tourism, aviation, construction and real estate, engineering and infrastructure, logistics and transportation, and hospitality and retail.

The World Expo builds on the UAE’s natural strength as a global business hub offering access to a market of nearly 2.9 billion people, and will open more doors to strong investment and partnership opportunities across the MENASA region.

Overall the positive halo effect of the Expo 2020 Dubai will leave behind a strong transformative social and economic legacy across the region.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Preparations for Expo 2020...

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee Chairman, President of the Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Mr. Vicente Loscertales, BIE Secretary General discussing the ongoing preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee Chairman, President of the Department of Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group and Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, the UAE's Minister of State, Director General – Bureau Dubai Expo 2020 and Board Representative of the Dubai Expo 2020 Higher Committee meeting with Mr. Vicente Loscertales, BIE Secretary General as part of the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai.

Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee received BIE Secretary General, Vicente Loscertales, in Dubai. Mega-event progress continues.

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