Major countries around the world are articulating their vision for Expo 2020 in Dubai as what is billed as the world’s greatest expo draws nearer.
Countries are to have representative ‘pavilions’ at Expo 2020, and many of the world’s biggest powers have announced their plans for these.
The US has opted for Fentress Architects who will build a theme of ‘What Moves You’ as they seek to foster “...the power and diversity of culture, technological innovation in mobility, and commercial opportunity throughout the United States.”
Fentress aim to work with a number of small-medium US businesses, as well as the US and UAE governments to develop their vision.
The UK has recently announced its judging team for the US$2 million design contract that will go to the winning designer.
In preparation for Expo 2020, the UK is deeply investing into the theme of the Expo ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’
India has also laid out plans for the Expo, with officials saying the Indian pavilion will take up a one acre plot and showcase India’s commitment to innovation and start-ups.
FICCI, India’s leading industry association, has the challenge of making the Indian government’s vision a reality.
Dr Ahmed Abdul Rahman Al-Banna, UAE Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to India, said: "[India will] focus on connecting minds through sustainable and futuristic technologies integrated with rich traditions which have been nurtured in 5,000 years old Indian civilisation.”
20-25 million visitors are expecting for Expo 2020 and vast building works have already started in key areas of Dubai to facilitate the vast amounts of visitors.
Expo 2020 Dubai will be held between October 20, 2020 and April 10, 2021.