Applied on top of these colours will be a clear pearlescent white coat specially formulated by the Group laboratories and carefully curated by the designers to achieve a spectacular fluttering effect. The aim of all of this is to enhance the tricolour flag to the utmost and make it an eye-catching unicum. The hulls are interconnected via a complex roof structure that acts as a link between the exterior and interior and serves not only to protect against the climate but also has a lighting- and acoustic-design function. The company is committed not only to supplying products already in its range, but also to researching and developing even more innovative and sustainable solutions suited to this special occasion.
The partnership between the Boero Group and the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai has begun. The technical partner of the Commissioner’s Office of Section for Italy’s participation in the Universal Exhibition has developed some outstanding solutions to decorate both the exterior and some parts of the interior of the Italian site.
Over 10,000 litres of product have already left the Boero Group facilities to paint the various parts that make up the Italy Pavilion, starting with the overturned hull structure looming over the Pavilion and forming the biggest three-colour banner in the history of Italy (2,100 sq.m.). Perfectly recreating the official palette of the Italian tricolour flag, green, red and white bands have been crafted for this emblematic part of the architectural structure.
The Boero Group also coated the 165 columns holding up the Pavilion structure. The product actually used is called Challenger Pro Matt and comes in a satin-finish “white rope” hue which is a perfect match to the ecru shade of the hawsers dangling down from the hulls and making up the external profile of the structure. The same shade will be used on the inside surface of the hulls.
Furthermore, for the interior part of the Pavilion, where the Group will be decorating specific-interest zones such as the VIP area, the Auditorium, the Educational Lab and the foyer, all the research and development activities on highly-sustainable coating products are underway and there will be an experimental usage of raw materials and pigments originating from natural elements and food-processing scraps - the so-called “neo-materials”. The objective is to dress the pavilion in raiments and shades that epitomise nature and represent a commingling of natural and artificial.
HERE the timelapse sequence showing the Pavilion as it develops