Germany has held a topping out ceremony for its Expo 2020 pavilion, known as Campus Germany.
According to a statement from the organisers, nearly 38,350 hours of construction work have been carried out to complete the pavilion's shell, with approximately 480 tonnes of steel and 2,300 cubic metres of concrete now in place.
Swiss firm Nussli Adunic is responsible for the construction work in Dubai. The architecture and spatial design was done by Berlin-based Laboratory for Visionary Architecture (Lava).
"Germany’s decision to be based in the Sustainability district makes just as much sense as its decision to participate," says Dietmar Schmitz, commissioner general of the German Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.
"The term Energiewende – meaning 'energy revolution' – was coined in our country, and renewables play a key role in our national energy system, contributing more than 40 per cent last year. That is a positive figure, but it needs to increase even more if we want to drive the energy revolution forward."
Interior works at the pavilion have now been initiated, and Cologne-based exhibition design agency Facts & Fiction will begin finalising the details for the exhibition.
German firm Koelnmesse, organiser and operator of the pavilion on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs & Energy, is recruiting 180 staffers for the pavilion.
The core team for the German pavilion is scheduled to move to Dubai at the beginning of September 2020.
The completed pavilion will be handed over to Koelnmesse four weeks before the Expo's scheduled opening date of 20 October 2020, allowing time for testing and hands-on training for staff.
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