Luxembourg proceeds with Expo 2020 construction

Workers on the Luxembourg pavilion were awarded a health and safety certificate in June

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Construction works at the Luxembourg pavilion for Expo 2020 are proceeding after overcoming the hurdles presented by Covid-19.

The statement from the organisers says that “analysis of several scenarios showed that the best solution in terms of costs and budget was to complete the construction work as quickly as possible”.


The steel structure for the $32mn pavilion is nearly finished. Once the first ‘layer’ is complete, a secondary steel structure will be added, on which a glass-fibre membrane will be placed. The steel is supplied by Luxembourg-based steel producer ArcelorMittal, who is also one of the pavilion sponsors. Nearly 70 per cent of the project materials will be reused after the event.

A design render of the Luxembourg pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

Switzerland-based Nussli Adunic is the general contractor, while UAE-based firms Al Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading, WME Engineering Consultants and RAQ Contracting have been appointed as the local contractor, consultant and steel supply contractor respectively. 

The scenography within the pavilion will be designed by Jangled Nerves under the theme ‘Resourceful Luxembourg’.

The organisers are aiming for completion for the beginning of 2021.

The three-storey structure is located on a 3,500 square-metre site in the Opportunity district and will have a built-up area of 2,100 square-metres. Designed by Luxembourg-based Metaform Architects, the pavilion takes inspiration from the Möbius strip, an infinite form implying openness and dynamism.

Luxembourg was the first country to formally confirm its participation in October 2016 at Expo 2020 Dubai. UAE-based companies including Jumeirah Group, RAK Porcelain Europe and Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management have signed partnership agreements with the pavilion.



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