KEO International Consultants is providing design and construction supervision services for the Expo Village, the residential community being developed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to host visitors and participants for Expo 2020 Dubai.
The design, engineering and project management firm was previously commissioned to concept design the buildings and infrastructure of the entire Village and provide full design and construction supervision of phase 1 of the project, it said in statement.
The project, which is expected to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2019, will serve as the residential community for Expo 2020 with about 2,273 apartment units and be connected to the extension of Dubai Metro’s Red Line servicing the main Expo 2020 site.
It consists of 11 plots, each with podium parking and state of the art buildings, to be delivered in two phases. The development will also include retail and community facilities comprising of a school, day care centre, and a healthcare facility to provide a sense of community.
KEO has already completed the technical design for six parcels and provided supervision services for piling works of five parcels and the first main contractor has been awarded with more supervision work underway.
The Village will be designed to achieve LEED Gold certification while the entire Expo Village will be designed within a Building Information Model (BIM) framework, KEO said.
Donna Sultan, president and CEO of KEO said: “We are very proud to be the Design Consultant of a legacy development such as the Expo Village, which will support the successful delivery of Expo 2020 Dubai – the first World Expo to be held in the region.
“The completion of the design phase and the supervision is only made successful through the dedicated efforts of our international team of experts and the effective collaboration with Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) as well as the various stakeholders involved.
“KEO’s vast experience in delivering mega projects in the region, coupled with our innovative approach, equip us to deliver to the highest standard and to always place the client at the heart of what we do.
“The Expo village will be brought to life during Expo 2020 Dubai, and KEO’s vision in designing this development goes beyond the mega event to support the client in their strategic vision to deliver a signature residential development of choice to the Emirate” she concluded.