Project being built in the Opportunity district of the Expo 2020 site
Construction on the country pavilion for the Principality of Monaco, for EXPO 2020 Dubai, is nearing completion, senior officials have said.
Work on the rock-inspired structure is in full swing, with the project coming up in the Opportunity district of the EXPO site. Officials added that the design for the project was chosen to represent the many facets of the country’s national identity inspired by the Rock – a 62-metre-tall monolith in Monaco.
The pavilion was connected to Dubai’s grid at the beginning of December, starting the process of self-supplying the pavilion with energy until the opening and throughout the duration of the event – the officials said, adding that Monaco is one of the first countries to receive the ‘Building Completion Certificate’.
Continuing with the project update, the senior authorities stated that the 14-m-high ‘Rock’ pavilion is now fully equipped with photovoltaic panels.
French Riviera coloured Harle1quin vinyl covers the entire external lateral façades of the Pavilion, while the ‘Rampe Major’, symbolic of the winding and narrow streets of Monaco and which leads to the first floor of the pavilion, is also ready to welcome its first visitors, they explained.
According to them, the landscaping around the pavilion is also nearing completion with 90% of the Mediterranean greenery installed.
“Amongst them, an ancient olive tree was planted right by the entrance of the Pavilion, opening the doors of Monaco, the gem of the French Riviera!,” said the officials.
Inside the pavilion, the project team said that the office and staff areas are ready. The air conditioning, irrigation and fire safety systems have also been deployed. The scenography and all its modules in the exhibition area will be installed in April, they concluded.