Belgium pavilion to serve up 'belgitude' (with fries) | MEED

Belgium pavilion to serve up ‘belgitude’ (with fries) | MEED


Belgium’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai will build on the nation’s famed approach to innovation and culture.

At Expo 2020, Belgium promises to showcase its culture in the same way as it has done throughout history: with an emphasis on diversity and innovative ideas.

Located in the Mobility District, the concept of the Belgium pavilion is based on the theme ‘Smart and Green Belgium 2050’. The pavilion resembles a giant green arch, which Vercauteren Drubbel describes as an “arched monolith, sober and elegant, reflecting our “belgitude”.

BelExpo wants to highlight Belgian expertise through its pavilion partners, which include the governments of the three Belgian regions – Brussels, Walloon and Flemish – as well as Belgian architects Assar and Vincent Callebaut, general contractor Besix and its subsidiary Vanhout, and scenographer Krafthaus.

BelExpo is also working closely with the Belgian Buildings Agency, which is a federal agency that looks after state-owned real estate.

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