The wholly owned subsidiary of Arabtec Holding was awarded the main contract, winning over 3 local and international companies, as per the Council, the Abu Dhabi-based government entity responsible for operating and building the pavilion.
Arabtec was one of nine companies that initially submitted bids. Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava will design the pavilion, whose theme will be based on sustainability and draws inspiration from a ‘falcon in flight.’
Spanning an area 15,000 sqm with a total built-up area of 19,200 sqm of the UAE Pavilion is strategically located opposite Al Wasl Plaza in the centre of the 4.38 sq km exhibition area.
The upper floor will cover 2,000 sqm and the mezzanine floor will cover 662 sqm. The ground floor, with gardens and parking spaces, will cover 13,300 sqm while 3,000 sqm will be set aside for a plaza level and related facilities, according to the news report.
Construction will begin this month, expected to be completed by the end of 2019.