UAE Pavilion design for Expo 2020 out

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The National Media Council, NMC, on Saturday said it has selected architect Santiago Calatrava’s design for the UAE Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The design was approved by a jury including representatives from the NMC, Expo 2020 Dubai team, Masdar and Emaar.
Spaniard Santiago Calatrava’s proposal was formally selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The contest saw 9 of the world’s most renowned architectural firms submit 11 concepts.
Dr Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State (Chairman of the Board of Director of NMC), said: “The proposed design of the UAE Pavilion captures the story we want to tell the world about our nation.
“Our late founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan used falconry expeditions to forge connections between tribes and to create a distinct national identity which ultimately led to the founding of the United Arab Emirates.
“Now, the falcon design will symbolise how we are connecting the UAE to the minds of the world and how as a global community we can soar to new heights through partnership and cooperation.”
Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemi, Minister of State for International Cooperation and Director General of Expo 2020 Dubai, added: “The pavilion will be one of the Expo’s greatest icons.

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