During the next World Expo in Dubai in 2020, Belgium will show the world its technological progress to connect minds and create the future. The pavilion, a green arch spanning several levels, is a real jewel of architecture and engineering.
The public tender has just been awarded for the design, construction, scenography, maintenance and decommission. It was won by the BEMOB-2020 group. It includes the Belgian contractors BESIX and Vanhout and the design firms ASSAR ARCHITECTS and VINCENT CALLEBAUT ARCHITECTURES.
The Green Arch will have an exhibition trail, a chocolate shop and a Belgian gift shop, places to taste our culinary specialities (including Belgian fries, of course) and a business centre, as well as a restaurant and a rooftop. These are all excellent opportunities for our economic players to show themselves to the world.
There is definitely a certain cachet involved in organising a reception in the Belgian Pavilion or selling products at our different points of sale, for example.
The pavilion, in the heart of the mobility district, will present our latest technological innovations for bringing people, goods and ideas together. The exhibition premises will offer all kinds of interactive discoveries in the Belgium of the future.
The pavilion is already popular with the business world before it even sees the light of day (the structural work is due to be completed by the end of the year). Many businesses are co-financing it or are contributing to its construction.
Contributions by other persons and companies, from SME’s to multinationals, are still welcome!