- BESIX will build the Belgian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. The project, selected as part of a public call for tenders issued by the Belgian Commission General for International Exhibitions (BelExpo), is a co-creation by BESIX, Assar Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures and scenographers from Krafthaus;
- A reference in the field of eco-design, the building has the shape of a green ark, combining the latest intelligent technologies and technical techniques;
- Under the theme "Smart & Green Belgium 2050", the Pavilion wants to offer its visitors an exhibition focused on innovations in mobility and Belgium's real ability to lead the way in this field;
- In 2016, in partnership with Orascom, BESIX was also awarded the contract to develop the infrastructure for the Expo 2020 site in Dubai.
Designed on the theme "Smart & Green Belgium 2050", the Belgian pavilion combines state-of-the-art techniques and technologies, particularly in terms of ecological accent, offering an experience focused on the mobility of tomorrow.
In the form of a green ark, the building showcases Belgian industrial, technological and scientific know-how and will be a reference in terms of eco-design . The pavilion, a zero-waste "smart building", is an ode to the circular economy.
The exhibition, immersive and participative, illustrates for its part the mobility of tomorrow. Starting from Belgian innovations, it uses a prospective scenography to conjure up an image of Smart & Green Belgium 2050.
The Pavilion is a co-creation by BESIX, Assar Architects and Vincent Callebaut Architectures and scenographers from Krafthaus. Their collaboration has resulted in an architecturally, scenographically and artistically coherent and optimized project. Creneau International is responsible for the design and development of retail and restaurant concepts in the pavilion.
Via the Belgian Pavilion, BESIX and her partners show that it is possible to conceive our cities differently: as intelligent cities focused on the human element and on biodiversity. The integration of new and useful technologies contribute directly to improved mobility and architecture.
The Belgian pavilion constitutes a reference in terms of eco-design, and has been designed with 9 priority objectives.
It is a sustainable and cleverly ventilated building (1). Filtering natural light (2), it also integrates cutting-edge renewable energies (3). The use of waterhas been optimized (4) as a function of its various uses.
Following a holistic vision of materials life cycles (5), the building is an example of the circular economy, being made out of local, bio-sourced materials, coming from recycled and recyclable product lines and virtuous loops. The pavilion will achieve high levels of waste segregation (6). In a zero-waste logic, it has been designed to be assembled, transported and dismantled.
In terms of carbon emissions (7), the building measures, reduces and compensates its own emissions in a responsible way. Hanging gardens will convert CO2 into oxygen by photosynthesis to constitute a carbon sink. As real oasis, with its 10,000 plants, it will store up to 35 tonnes of CO2 over the duration of the exhibition. The site's biodiversity and ecological value will also be effective in combating heat island effects (8). Evapo-transpiration of the plants will lower the temperature by 3 to 5 degrees.
Finally, the building incorporates a pedagogical approach to eco-responsible lifestyles (9). It will inform the visitors of the smart technologies available to optimize their energy consumption, their CO2 emissions and their waste production.
The pavilion has the shape of a green ark. This garden-building symbolizes the union in Belgium between the federal state and the federated entities of the country.
Architecturally, the geometry of the pavilion has been designed to offer visitors the largest possible shaded and ventilated outdoor area. A spiral vaultspans the pavilion surface, literally snapping up visitors.
This arch rests on two pillars, minimizing its spatial footprint and ensuring the fluid reception and mobility of the 20,000 people expected daily on the site.
The vault spirals rotating 180 degrees . Under it, an agora traverses the pavilion from side to side. Dug into the ground, it accentuates the effect of an inverted island.
Symbolically, the architecture is an expression of Belgium's dynamism. The large, welcoming arch speaks of the convergence of scientific and technological advances, economic development and human and social aspects.
- BESIX will build the Belgian Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai. The project, selected as part of a public call for tenders issued by the Belgian Commission General for International Exhibitions (BelExpo), is a co-creation by BESIX, Assar Architects, Vincent Callebaut Architectures and scenographers from Krafthaus;- A reference in the field of eco-design, the building has the shape of a green ark, combining the latest intelligent technologies and technical techniques;- Under the theme "Smart &...
- Year 2020
- Work finished in 2020
- Status Current works
- Type Pavilions