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Thematic districts of Expo 2020 Dubai

What is Expo 2020 Dubai?

Expo 2020 Dubai is an international platform where different people and countries gather to acknowledge innovation in humans' life. This event is held every 5 years in a different city. In 2015, Dubai gained the chance to host the World Expo in 2020.

The United Arab Emirates were more than happy when the decision was announced. This Expo will be an opportunity for Dubai to show its event management skills on a global level.

Let’s dive into more details and discover the thematic districts of Expo 2020 Dubai.

What is the theme of Expo 2020 Dubai?

The theme of Expo 2020 Dubai is “Connecting minds, creating the future”. There will be a dedicated site to host Dubai Expo. This is a huge building under construction. The architecture of the building looks like a giant element from the future. The design of each district and pavilion is trusted to highly known international engineering companies.

  1. Opportunity
  2. Mobility
  3. Sustainability

The site is divided into 3 main districts which are divided into dozens of national pavilions. Every district involves different countries around a common subject.

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Opportunity district

The opportunity district wants to emphasize human power in changing and improving the existing world. The main objective of this district is to show the actual advancements of mankind. It wants to demonstrate the real and existing examples of achievements and challenges that we share as human beings. World Expo wants to change our thinking about various aspects of life: environment, food, and water distribution. The opportunity pavilion is made up of natural materials with respect to the sustainability norms.

The good news is humanity has achieved a lot of progress in medicine, technologies and fight against famine. The bad news is there are still people starving from famine and die from diseases. Millions of people across the globe didn’t benefit from humanity’s achievements.

The objective of this district is to bring up all the innovative ideas to create meaningful connections. This district wants to show us that every human being has a huge role to play. We must ensure that our planet is evolving to a better direction.

Here are some of the national pavilions that will be representing their innovative ideas under the Opportunity district.

Opportunity district
Country Theme Architect
Austria Pavilion Every Good Idea Begins with the Right Question querkraft
Belarus Pavilion Forest of Future Technology NÜSSLI Adunic AG
Japan Pavilion Join. Sync. Act. Yuko Nagayama and NTT Facilities
Monaco Pavilion Monaco 360° – a World of Opportunities AODA, OOS
Norway Pavilion Norway as a world-leading ocean nation Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Expomobilia and FiveCurrents
Saudi Arabia Pavilion The sky is the limit Boris Micka Associates
UK Pavilion Innovating for a Shared Future Es Devlin Studio, Avantgarde and Veretec
Luxembourg Pavilion Resourceful Luxembourg Metaform
Switzerland Pavilion Belles Vues OOS
China Pavilion Building a Community with a Shared Future for Mankind - Innovation and Opportunity Construction Engineering Design Group Corporation Limited
Italy Pavilion Beauty Connects People Carlo Ratti, Italo Rota, Matteo Gatto, F & M Engineering
Opportunity Pavilion Opportunity Cox Architecture
Ukraine Pavilion Smart Ukraine: Connecting Dots

Mobility district

The movement is what characterizes humanity’s progress. From ancient times to our dates people have made huge steps towards development and progress. The way people, goods and knowledge move describes a lot the way our societies are made today. Improving the mobility and the access to resources makes from our planet a great place to progress.

The visitors to the exhibition can see the steps humanity took to gain the knowledge we have today.

Visitors all over the world will gather in the UAE to discover new cultures and experience new sensations.

You can find some of the countries that will be participating in the exhibition under the Mobility district.

Mobility district
Country Theme Architect
Belgium Pavilion Smart and Green Belgium 2050 Assar Architects and Vincent Callebaut Architectures
Mobility Pavilion Mobility Foster + Partners
Finland Pavilion Sharing Innovative Competences JKMM
France Pavilion Light, Lights Atelier du Prado Architectes and Celnikier & Grabli
Republic of Korea Pavilion Smart Korea, Moving the World to You Mooyuki Architects
Oman Pavilion Oman – Opportunities over Time Adi Architecture
Poland Pavilion Kinetic Flocks of Birds Floating over Visitors’ Heads WXCA
Russia Pavilion Blowing your mind Tchoban SPEECH, Simpateka Entertainment Group
Thailand Pavilion Mobility for the future Index Creative Village
USA Pavilion What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility Curtis W. Fentress and Fentress Architects

Sustainability district

Nowadays, sustainability is a critical issue for the survival of our beloved planet. Expo 2020 Dubai will show you the achievements our planet made to be a more balanced place to live. Sustainability district will also awaken your 5 senses to challenge you in questioning yourself.

Sustainable water and energy consumption will be a core topic of this district. New methods to use energy, electricity, and water will be highlighted during 6 months.

Find some of the countries that will be representing their thematic pavilions under sustainability district.

Sustainability district
Country Theme Architect
Azerbaijan Pavilion Seeds for the Future Simmetrico
Brazil Pavilion Together for Diversity JPG.ARQ, MMBB and Ben-Avid
Netherlands Pavilion Uniting Water, Energy and Food V8 architects
Czech Republic Pavilion Czech Spring Formosa AA
Germany Pavilion Campus Germany LAVA, facts and fiction
New Zealand Pavilion Care for People and Place Jasmax
Spain Pavilion People and Places Amann-Canovas-Maruri
Sustainability Pavilion Sustainability Grimshaw Architects
Sweden Pavilion Co-Creation for Innovation Alessandro Ripellino Arkitekter, Studio Adrien Gardère and Luigi Pardo Architetti

Please note that the list of the participating countries is not complete. The organizing team is still in process of distributing the participant countries across the districts. You can find the upcoming list of countries by following the official site of Expo 2020 Dubai. If you want to stay updated about new pavilions, you can check the thematic pages of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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