Arabtec wins AED 353 million award for the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020
Arabtec Construction a wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding PJSC (“Arabtec” or “Group”), a leading contractor for social and economic infrastructure, has been awarded with an AED 353 million contract from Abu Dhabi National Media Council to build the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2020 which is located opposite Al Wasl Plaza in the centre of the 4.38 square kilometre exhibition area.
Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and inspired by a falcon in flight, the UAE pavilion will be one of the most important landmarks at the Expo 2020 Dubai. Construction on the pavilion is scheduled to begin this month and delivered in the last quarter of 2019.
The Pavilion is set on an area of 15,000 square meters, with a built up area 19,200 square metres and is comprised of a 2,000 square meter upper floor and a 662 square meter mezzanine, with a plaza level and related facilities spread across 3,000 square meters. The ground level includes a garden and car park spread across 13,300 square meters.
Group Chief Executive Officer Mr. Hamish Tyrwhitt commented: “The UAE Pavilion project marks yet another achievement on our roadmap to a sustainable and successful future. It highlights our strategic focus on the UAE as our core market and also demonstrates our commitment to building our future through the development of social infrastructure in addition to instilling a performance based culture within our organisation”.