The winner of the tender for the design and construction of the Dutch pavilion during the Expo 2020 Dubai world fair has been announced. This contract has been awarded to a consortium of four companies from both the Netherlands and abroad.
The members of this consortium are Expomobilia, V8 Architects, Kossmann.deJong and Witteveen+Bos. These companies offer combined expertise with regard to pavilion construction and architecture. They also have additional knowledge of interactive visitor experiences, the circular economy and sustainable construction.
Platform for the business community, knowledge institutions and government
The world fair in Dubai will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. During this exposition, countries will present themselves to visitors by means of individual pavilions. In addition, the fair serves as a platform for the business community, knowledge institutions and government to come together for the purposes of doing business, exchanging knowledge as well as networking.
The idea is that the Dutch pavilion in Dubai will be a climate installation that operates according to the principles of sustainable recycling. Aspects such as water, energy and food play key roles in this regard, fully in keeping with the theme selected by the Netherlands: "Uniting water, energy & food".
Pavilion presentation in December
The design of the Dutch pavilion will be presented in December. It is intended to provide visitors with an intense sensory experience. At the same time, its architectural appeal is meant to reflect local conditions in Dubai.
In addition to the design and construction, the consortium will undertake the maintenance and demolition of the pavilion after the expo as well.
A total of 11 submissions were received. We evaluated them on the basis of sustainability and circularity. The submission from the consortium of five companies best satisfied the stated criteria. RVO.nl managed the tender on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Expo 2020 Dubai and opportunities for you
The world fair also creates opportunities for entrepreneurs such as yourself. We have summarised the major opportunities for you below.
1. One or more tenders for the operation of the pavilion are still to come, to be held no later than the first quarter of 2019. The possibilities for sponsorship will also be published on Tenderned in the near future.
2. During preparations for the world fair, the organisation will initiate tenders and other purchasing procedures. These opportunities may be attractive to your company as well.
3. See what the Expo Live Fund, the grant fund for the world fair in Dubai, may offer you.
4. Interested in a potential partnership? In that case, please contact the project team working to prepare the Dutch contribution to Expo 2020 Dubai.