Enoc rounds off Expo 2020 pavilion construction

02 February 2021
The pavilion incorporates building practices that enhance sustainability and conserve energy

Dubai-based Emirates National Oil Company Group (Enoc) today announced the completion of construction on its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion.

Enoc, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, said in a statement that the "construction of the pavilion was completed in record time despite challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic".

Designed under the theme 'Reimagine Energy', the pavilion occupies a plot of approximately 2,060 square-metres and comprises of five distinct structures that resemble oil storage tanks. Four of these structures are referred to as 'houses' and will take visitors on an 18-minute long journey through four narrative themes. These include discovery (what energy is); harness (what energy enables); collaborate (what energy needs); and reimagine (what energy promises).

The pavilion is said to built in line with practices that enhance sustainability and reduce energy consumption. This includes the installation of a mixed mode functional design for HVAC systems that minimises the pavilion’s energy consumption by 20.1 per cent lower than Ashrae 90.1 benchmark assessment. In addition, the pavilion has achieved reduction of 30 per cent in potable water demand as per Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) guidelines.

Enoc also unveiled plans for a new concept design service station on the Expo 2020 site that will be built on the exoskeleton of a Ghaf tree structure.

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