Expo 2020 Countdown

As work continues at a steady pace on the various Expo 2020 Dubai projects, concerns regarding the coronavirus outbreak has prompted the organisers to consider rescheduling the six-month-long world-class event which was due to open on October 20, 2020.

French authorities have announced that work is progressing at a steady pace on their country pavilion  at the Expo 2020 Dubai site. Designed by the Atelier du Prado Architects and Celnikier & Grabli, the French Pavilion has light as one of the key inspirations.

Germany has achieved a major construction milestone with the official topping out of the country’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion, Campus Germany, early last month. Some 480 tonnes of steelwork and 2,300 cu m of concrete has gone into the construction of the building taking shape on the Expo site.

The US authorities have officially kicked off construction work on the country’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with the first concrete pour at the site in the Mobility thematic district.

The Republic of Ireland has unveiled the design of its ‘Island of Inspiration’ country pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai event. A fusion of Western and Eastern architecture, the facility is inspired by the megalithic Newgrange lightbox.

Construction work on the Italian pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai is progressing as per schedule with stringent security measures in place, including special health screenings for workers and isolation stations at the project site amid the Covid-19 crisis, according to the Italian Commissioner for Expo 2020 and Invitalia.

Global technology major Siemens has signed a 10-year lease agreement with Expo 2020 Dubai representatives to set up its operations at the District 2020 soon after the close of Expo 2020 event.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has started the trial run of an autonomous vehicle at the site of Expo 2020 Dubai. The vehicle will be used by individuals to commute on a dedicated path from the main entrance to staff offices.