ENOC Group, the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, has announced that the construction of its pavilion at Expo 2020 has been completed.
The state-of-the-art pavilion under the theme of ‘Reimagine Energy,’ occupies approximately 2,060 m2 and comprises five distinct structures. The pavilion has been built using 700 tonnes of steel to minimise waste and environmental impact and to promote environmental sustainability. The use of steel in the pavilion construction will also allow for further reuse of the pavilion buildings and return the site to its original state when Expo concludes in 2022.
The pavilion has been constructed to meet sustainability and design standards put forward by the Expo 2020 team, integrating legacy into the build plan by focusing on local and recyclable materials. The construction of the pavilion was completed in record time despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The ENOC Group’s compelling pavilion will intrigue visitors with inspiring content over the six-month mega event, open on 1 October 2021.
His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive Officer of ENOC, said: “As the Official Integrated Energy Partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, we are presenting an innovative and fully immersive experience at our pavilion that challenges the conventional understanding of energy and offers inspiring insights on how we can all come together and collectively think about what will shape the future of energy. Despite the challenges faced, our team worked around the clock, following all safety protocols to deliver a state-of-the-art pavilion that will offer visitors an unforgettable experience, that will inspire and encourage them to rethink about what energy is, the potential it holds and how it can change our lives.”
Mukhtar Safi, Chief Financial Officer of Expo 2020 Dubai, said: “We congratulate the ENOC team on reaching this important milestone. Through the impressive ENOC pavilion, millions of visitors will be able to discover best-in-class integrated energy solutions that will leave a meaningful impact long after Expo 2020 Dubai closes its doors.”
ENOC’s pavilion is built in line with best industry practices to enhance sustainability and conserve energy consumption. This includes the installation of a mixed-mode functional design for HVAC systems that minimises the pavilion’s energy consumption by 20.1% lower than ASHRAE 90.1 benchmark assessment. The pavilion has also achieved a reduction of 30% in potable water demand as per DEWA guidelines.
Taking visitors on an inspiring journey that showcases the role of energy in our past, present and future, the pavilion will open new windows of engagement on the sector’s evolution. A tour of the pavilion will offer visitors 18 minutes of unprecedented experiences that draw on the many facets of the overarching theme, ‘Reimagine Energy.’
The architectural theme of the pavilion draws on the design of oil storage tanks with five distinct structures, including four ‘houses’ taking visitors on an unprecedented multi-sensory journey through four distinctive narratives: Discovery – what energy is; Harness – what energy enables; Collaborate – what energy needs; and Reimagine – what energy promises. Irrespective of age, every visitor will be inspired in the pavilion’s experiential offering – informing, educating, engaging, and entertaining. The ENOC Pavilion will also feature a dedicated space for government and industry stakeholders to find answers to the industry’s unanswered questions.
ENOC Group also unveiled plans for a new concept design service station on the Expo 2020 site that will be built on the exoskeleton of a Ghaf tree structure.
From 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, Expo 2020 Dubai will be an endless journey of discovery as more than 200 participants – including nations, multilateral organisations, businesses, and educational institutions, as well as millions of visitors – harness their collective power to change the world for the better. The first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region will showcase the greatest innovations, breakthroughs and ideas from around the planet, enabling action towards a brighter future under its theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’.