Dubai: Arabtec wins AED353mn contract for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020
Arabtec Construction, the wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding, bagged the AED353mn contract from Abu Dhabi National Media Council to build the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020.
The pavilion will be located opposite Al Wasl Plaza in the centre of the 438ha exhibition area. Designed by Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, and inspired by a falcon in flight, the UAE pavilion will be one of the most important landmarks at the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Construction on the pavilion is scheduled to begin this month and delivered in the last quarter of 2019. The Pavilion is set on an area of 1.5ha, with a built up area 1.92ha and comprises a 2,000 sqm upper floor and a 662 sqm mezzanine, with a plaza level and related facilities spread across 3,000 sqm. The ground level includes a garden and car park spread across 1.3ha.
Group chief executive officer, Hamish Tyrwhitt, commented: The UAE Pavilion project marks yet another achievement on our roadmap to a sustainable and successful future. It highlights our strategic focus on the UAE as our core market and also demonstrates our commitment to building our future through the development of social infrastructure in addition to instilling a performance based culture within our organisation.