Norway unveils design for its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

Posted on 28th February 2019

Norway unveils design for its Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion
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According to *Tradearabia news report, Norway has unveiled the design for the country's pavilion at the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai gala that will showcase it as a world leading ocean nation.

A  consortium comprising country's top designers - Rintala Eggertsson Architects, Expomobilia and Five Currents - will be working on the project.

The pavilion design and its content will effectively visualise the country's Expo 2020 theme “Norway as a world leading ocean nation” and contribute to further strengthening the perception of the importance of a sustainable use and development of the ocean.

In an interactive and playful way, Norway will present ocean industries, ocean research and solutions to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goal number 14, said senior officials.  

Norway’s participation at Expo 2020 Dubai aims to further strengthen the country's position as a leading ocean nation, and present sustainable technologies and solutions to an international audience.

Norway’s coastline is one of the longest in the world, and the marine areas are more than five times as large as the land, they stated.

Thousands of Norwegians work within one of the ocean industries, being oil and gas, maritime or seafood sectors. In total, these industries account for nearly 70 per cent of Norwegian export earnings.

The Norwegian pavilion’s design and content will highlight the country's position within ocean issues, said the officials.

The government is committed to the oceans, and Norway is playing a leading role in the global efforts to promote clean and healthy oceans, they added.

Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen said: "Norway has large and important ocean industries, such as oil and gas, seafood and maritime sector and the government's goal is for Norway to be a leading ocean nation."

"We therefore need to take an international leadership role on important ocean issues and be at the arenas where solutions to the world's challenges are discussed. Expo 2020 will be such an arena," he added.

The Norwegian pavilion will be central to the European nation's participation. Additionally, there will be thematic days and weeks highlighting and discussing important issues related to sustainable use and development of the ocean.

"Collectively, all the Norwegian activities aim to provide a glimpse into what the country can offer to preserve and sustainably use the ocean. It all starts below the sea bed, leading the visitor through all levels of the ocean up to the surface; – covering environmental and climate aspects, research and innovation, and presenting sustainability solutions provided by Norwegian ocean-related technology companies from all types of industries," explained Isaken.

He said the aim is to make the Norwegian pavilion entertaining and relevant to the theme, which in turn will open minds and stimulate interest for sustainable use and development of the ocean.

The core exhibition will consist of 680 sq m interactive exhibition space that will meet visitors in a playful, educative and interesting way, he added.

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