The run-up to Expo 2020 Dubai is entering a crucial stage. 19 designs for the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai – which, between 20th October 2020 and 10th April 2021, will represent our country at the next Universal Exhibition – were submitted by participants of the International Contest before the final deadline of 17th December, as specified by the notice.
The contest was launched by Invitalia, the development agency headed by Domenico Arcuri, on behalf of the Commissioner General of Section for Italy at Expo 2020, Paolo Glisenti.
The technical and economic feasibility projects will be assessed by a committee with a high national and international standing. All the procedures will be verified in advance by ANAC, the National Anti-Corruption Authority, to ascertain the legitimacy of the deeds.
The value of the notice is 2,738,000 Euro, calculated by adding the 290,000 Euro total prize granted to the top-three winners to the estimated prize, net of VAT, for the subsequent detailed planning, management of operations and security coordination during the execution phase, which can be assigned at a later stage. The total value of the contest can be increased up to 3,806,600 Euro if the value of the work to be designed increases.
All the information can be found on https://gareappalti.invitalia.it and on http://italiaexpo2020dubai.it/en/calls-for-tender-and-contracts/
The aim of the contest is to create a cutting-edge pavilion in terms of innovation and aesthetics, capable of exerting a strong attraction on visitors and reflecting Italy’s contemporary connotation without forgoing its humanistic ideals and Mediterranean lifestyle.
The structure, occupying 3,500 m2, will be strategically located to intercept crowds leaving the United Arab Emirates Pavilion (250 metres away) and heading towards North Park, one of the main green areas of the exhibition complex.
In line with the Expo 2020 theme, “Connecting minds, creating the future”, the pivotal concept of the Pavilion will be “Beauty connects people”: beauty as an element capable of uniting people but that also reflects creative genius and cultural richness. And then there’s innovation and digital solutions: the entire Pavilion will constitute an important showcase to express Italy’s innovative and creative potential, especially in the eyes of MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) countries, a region rich in opportunities for the Italian economic system.