UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai

‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'

The UAE Pavilion, as the flagship Host Nation Pavilion, is located on a 15,064m2 Plot and is a key feature within the 438ha Expo 2020 site.

Key information

Date started: 2015

Completion date: 2020

Client’s requirements

The National Media Council is the custodian of the UAE Pavilion for the Dubai World Expo 2020 with Masdar acting as their programme managers.

Located facing the Al Wasl Plaza, which lies at the centre of the exhibition zone, the Santiago Calatrava designed UAE Pavilion – whose design is inspired by a falcon in flight – will showcase the UAE to the visitors and participants who are expected to visit the Expo from October 2020 to April 2021.

The focus of the Pavilion shall be the telling of the UAE story based on the wider Expo 2020 Dubai theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ and the sub-themes of ‘Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity’.

Our contribution

Turner & Townsend were initially appointed to support the Programme Manager function in the evaluation, selection and appointment of the Design Consultant and later appointed as the Project Management Consultant (PMC).

The scope of our current appointment includes providing Project Management, Design Management, Cost Management, Schedule Management, Health, Safety, Environment, Welfare (HSEW) Services for the Design and Construction stages of the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Turner & Townsend’s key responsibilities include interfacing with Expo 2020, the Client, Programme Manager, Design Consultants (including separate content designers), Construction Supervision Consultant, Main Works Contractor, and Content Installer.

The PMCs primary role is to lead, guide, coordinate and synchronize the professional inputs from various consultants and contractors. It also includes monitoring, controlling, solving problems, conflicts management and making decisions in order to achieve agreed milestones and project deliverables in terms of time cost and quality in order to ensure project success.

In alignment with the client’s objectives, Turner & Townsend;

In addition to the above, Turner & Townsend have worked alongside Expo 2020 to develop and test their process and procedures, particularly those relating to Participant Countries.  As the first Participant Pavilion on the site, the UAE Pavilion has been very much a test bed for the various procedures in terms of both lessons learnt and improvements.

Making the difference

For further information contact:

Lejla Dukic
Regional Marketing Manager, Middle East

t: +971 (0) 2 441 0955
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