ARCHITECTURE AT EXPO 2020 DUBAI | LUXEMBOURG PAVILION

Visitors at the Luxembourg Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Mahmoud Khaled/Expo 2020 Dubai)

Expo 2020 is a host to some of the most exciting country pavilions marked by unique and stellar architecture representing each nation’s legacy and vision of the future.

Architect: METAFORM architecture studio.
Location: Opportunity District
Inspiration: The idea of the Möbius ribbon, an infinite form, like the circular economy, but also a symbol of openness and dynamism.
Size: A width of 50 meters and a height of 21 meters.
Gross constructed area: 2.100m2 on a 3.500m2 site.

Luxembourg Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)
Luxembourg Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)

The design chosen for the Luxembourg Pavilion is the result of a transparent and open call offered by the project’s leaders. The teams were invited to offer a global vision of Luxembourg under the theme “Resourceful Luxembourg”. The call for projects procedure was launched on January 17th, 2017, and was closed on April 7th, 2017 following the announcement that a consortium of architects and scenographers had been selected. The ultimate winner who was selected to implement the project was the METAFORM architecture studio.

The Luxembourg pavilion has a shape based on the idea of ​​the Möbius ribbon, an infinite form, like the circular economy, but also a symbol of openness and dynamism. The pavilion comes with a meeting room, “Melusina”, which takes its name from the founding myth of Luxembourg. With its 3 floors, the pavilion will have a capacity of 500 people and the average journey time is estimated at 15 to 20 minutes.

Luxembourg Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)
Luxembourg Pavilion, Expo 2020 Dubai. (Photo by Dany Eid/Expo 2020 Dubai)

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