Less than two months after its unveiling in Paris, construction work has started on the French Pavilion, Lumière Lumières, for Expo 2020 Dubai.
Élisabeth Borne, Minister of State, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, in charge of Transport, on Thursday laid the foundation stone.
Built on a plot of more than 4,200 sq m within the exhibition’s Mobility area, the French Pavilion promises to offer an immersive experience to all its visitors.
Borne said: “During the six months of Expo 2020 Dubai, the French Pavilion will embody the vision of mobility driven by our institutions and our public and private companies.”
She said France intends to make the mobility of people, goods, territories, ideas and information a fundamental issue in solving the challenges of transitions, whether technological, ecological or economic.
“The Pavillon France is a concrete tool, an incomparable showcase for the know-how and innovations of French companies, as well as a platform to accelerate the international development of the French offer and share the French way of life with visitors from all over the world,” added Erik Linquier, General Commissioner of the Pavilion France and president of the Compagnie française des expositions (COFREX).
Light is at the heart of the inspiration of the French Pavilion, which will be the most sustainable ever built because it can be dismantled and reused.
Expo 2020 Dubai will run for six months from October 20, 2020.