Arabtec Construction, known for its landmark projects such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the expansion of Abu Dhabi Airport, has been awarded the contract to build the UAE Pavilion, the main platform at Expo 2020.
The announcement has been made by the UAE’s official news agency, WAM, on Tuesday, citing a government entity. The National Media Council, the UAE government entity responsible for building and operating the UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020, said Arabtec Construction, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, has won the contract against three other local and international companies in the final round.
There were nine companies bidding initially. The UAE Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 will form the main platform. The event is set to host nearly 25 million visitors from more than 180 countries.
Santiago Calatrava, a Spanish architect, has been chosen to design the pavilion, following a global design competition that saw nine of the top international architectural firms submit 11 designs centered on the concept of sustainability.
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