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Enoc breaks ground on Expo 2020 pavilion

Firm is the official integrated energy partner of Expo 2020 Dubai

Enoc Group has broken ground on its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion.

The pavilion will be split across five structures that are said to be inspired by traditional oil storage tanks, which reflect the firm’s heritage. 

The pavilion will adopt the theme of ‘Reimagine Energy’ and will explore humankind’s relationship with energy from the beginning of time in an immersive, multi-format experience for visitors of all agesthe statement from Enoc said. 

At a ceremony held at the Expo 2020 site, Saif Humaid Al Falasigroup chief executive officer of Enoc, officiated the ground-breaking of the Enoc pavilion in the presence of Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, Expo 2020 Dubai. 

“Reimagine Energy, as a theme, will guide all of Enoc’s activities at Expo 2020 including environmental design and build. Across every touchpoint, we will focus on using sustainable materials and leverage advanced technologies that reduce our ecological footprint. We are partnering with world-class experts to ensure our pavilion gives visitors an unforgettable experience and we will make sure this is done with sustainable design considerations in mind, said Al Falasi. 

Through a unique architectural approach and a myriad of sensory experiences including juxtaposition, audio-visual narratives and interactive projections, the pavilion is modelled to challenge typical ideas of ‘energy’, while facilitating a conversation around the evolution of the sector, the statement said. 

Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali added, “Expo 2020 will invite millions of visitors from around the world and inspire them to create a better future for our planet. Enoc, through its pavilion, will help them understand how the business of energy affects us all. With new insights into the opportunities open to us, we’re looking forward to sharing with the world how collaboration can shape the future of sustainable energy.” 

Construction is expected to be complete in July 2020. According to Enoc, works are being undertaken by a team of professionals including Jack Morton who is serving as lead designer and project management consultant; Cundall as engineering consultant; Alec, as general contractor; and SRP as executive architect. 

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