The Monaco Pavilion is currently on track to be the first to be completed for Expo 2020. According to organisers, it’s set to be one of the first countries to receive the “Building Completion Certificate”.
THE FIRST PAVILLION TO LAUNCH
The world exhibition was due to open last year in Dubai, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new dates for the festival are projected to be 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022.
The Monaco Pavilion is situated in the ‘Opportunity district’ of the Expo site and is made up of various stations. Those include areas dedicated to penguins, digital transition, exploration, tropical corals, arts and culture along with an interactive bench. It also hosts a temporary exhibition space that is open to public organisations and private companies.
Modeled on the ‘Rock of Monaco’, the 14-metre-high exhibition is equipped with solar panels. There is also a French Riviera-themed harlequin vinyl which covers the entire external walls of the Pavilion.
The landscaping around the pavilion is also nearing completion with 90% of the Mediterranean greenery installed. Amongst them, is an ancient olive tree planted right by the entrance of the Pavilion.
25 MILLION VISITORS EXPECTED
“This space has been designed to allow Monaco to present displays to thousands of visitors. We’re talking about 50,000 visitors a week – that’s 1.25 million people expected to attend during the course of the Expo” said Albert Croesi, Managing Director of Monaco Inter Expo (MIE).
Despite the ongoing disruption caused by COVID-19, organisers for Expo Dubai 2020 have said they expect 25 million visitors over the festival, with more than 9,000 events taking place over six months with1 92 participating countries.
Photo Credit: www.expo2020dubai.com
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