New Zealand has broken gorund on its Expo 2020 country pavilion being set up under the theme Care for People and Place at the Dubai gala event.

New Zealand was one of the first countries to confirm participation in Expo 2020. The pavilion will be located in the Sustainability District. It will feature an exhibition space, restaurant, hosting facilities and a design store.

Jasmax, the leading New Zealand architecture firm, designed the pavilion. The firm taking inspiration from beautifully carved treasure boxes that were made by Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, to hold items of considerable intrinsic value. Construction is expected to be completed by the middle of the year, ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai opening on October 20.

Clayton Kimpton, New Zealand’s Commissioner- General to Expo 2020 stated that the pavilion will showcase New Zealand’s culture and values through the theme Care for People and Place, that explores the connection between people and the environment.

Kimpton noted that the ground breaking and start of construction is a major milestone for New Zealand at Expo 2020, and we are pleased to be one of the first countries to begin building on site.

He said, “We’re really excited to share our pavilion story with the international community. Our theme, Care for People and Place, will be part of the visitor experience and continue in the pavilion restaurant, where patrons can experience our warm hospitality and enjoy food that has been grown and prepared with future generations in mind.”

Kimpton added, “At Expo 2020, we want to give our pavilion visitors a top-quality and authentic New Zealand experience. The restaurant and hospitality offering will feature the very best of New Zealand food and beverage and the design store will convey a contemporary and innovative New Zealand, a country that is good for the world.”

Source: Trade Arabia

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