The UAE and France enjoy strong bilateral relations with hundreds of French subsidiaries established in the seven emirates and both nations keen to prioritise concepts such as tolerance and knowledge transference.
The French Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will demonstrate these concepts, which were spearheaded by French intellectuals in the Age of Enlightenment, a movement that started in the 18th century.
Located in the petal-shaped Mobility District, France will explore how light can be an enabler of progress, a conduit of heat, a driver of creativity and a catalyst to bring people together.
Daily light shows, combined with relaxing gardens and an innovation lab exhibiting French technology, will ensure the pavilion is among the most popular as visitors venture through the Opportunity District.
A two-strong architecture team comprising Atelier du Prado and Celnikier & Grabli were selected to design the pavilion.
This short write-up about the French Pavilion is part of a Commercial Interior Design series reviewing every single country pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, with less than 12 months to go until it opens it doors to the world.