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Construction works at the Luxembourg pavilion for Expo 2020 are proceeding after overcoming the hurdles presented by Covid-19.
The statement from the organiser says "analysis of several scenarios showed that the best solution in terms of costs and budget was to complete the construction work as quickly as possible".
Even if EXPO 2020 DUBAI has been postponed, construction works on the Luxembourg pavilion continue, respecting very strict health and safety measures. Last week, workers were granted a “Certificate for best practice health and safety” in recognition of their excellent work. pic.twitter.com/2DSDXL55Pr— LUexpo2020dubai (@LUexpo2020dubai) June 2, 2020
The steel structure for the $32m pavilion is nearly finished. Once the first 'layer' is complete, a secondary steel structure will be added, on which a glass-fibre membrane will be placed. The steel is supplied by Luxembourg-based steel producer ArcelorMittal, which is also one of the pavilion sponsors. Nearly 70 per cent of the project materials will be reused after the event.
A design render of the Luxembourg pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Switzerland-based Nussli Adunic is the general contractor, while UAE-based firms Al-Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading, WME Engineering Consultants and RAQ Contracting have been appointed as the local contractor, consultant and steel supply contractor respectively.
The scenography within the pavilion will be designed by Jangled Nerves under the theme 'Resourceful Luxembourg'.
The organiser is aiming for completion at the beginning of 2021.
The three-storey structure is located on a 3,500 square-metre site in the Opportunity district and will have a built-up area of 2,100 sq m. Designed by Luxembourg-based Metaform Architects, the pavilion takes inspiration from the Möbius strip, an infinite form implying openness and dynamism.
Luxembourg was the first country to formally confirm its participation at Expo 2020 Dubai in October 2016. UAE-based companies including Jumeirah Group, RAK Porcelain Europe and Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management have signed partnership agreements with the pavilion.
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