The National Media Council on Saturday said it has selected architect Santiago Calatrava’s design for the UAE Pavilion for Dubai World Expo 2020.

Located facing the Al Wasl Plaza, which lies at the centre of the 200-hectare exhibition zone, the UAE Pavilion – whose design will be inspired by a falcon in flight – will represent the UAE to the 25 million visitors and participants from over 180 nations who are expected to visit the Expo from October 2020 to April 2021.

Spaniard Santiago Calatrava’s proposal was formally selected following a seven-month design competition managed by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. The contest saw 9 of the world’s most renowned architectural firms submit 11 concepts, a statement said.

Dr Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of State and National Media Council chairman, said: “The proposed design of the UAE Pavilion captures the story we want to tell the world about our nation… see more

source: arabianbusiness