With its opening later this year fast approaching, Expo 2020 Dubai is inviting visitors to be among the first to explore Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion and its surrounding public spaces, offering a glimpse of what’s to come when the next World Expo begins on 1 October 2021.
The Pavilions Premiere will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience, discover and engage with Expo 2020’s Thematic Pavilions, as well as enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, food and beverage, retail, and more from January until 10 April.
From January, visitors will be able to explore Terra, which sets an international example for sustainable building design and is built to be net-zero for both energy and water. Designed by Grimshaw Architects, its impressive features include 4,912 photovoltaic panels arranged on a 130-metre-wide roof canopy and a mini forest of ‘Energy Trees’.
Terra will offer an immersive journey through the wonders of the natural world, including an interactive walk through the roots of a forest where every footstep affects the ‘wood-wide web’. Allowing visitors to explore the hidden harmful impacts of our choices, the emotive experience is designed to encourage all ages to consider how their behaviour affects the environment, empowering them to become agents of change.
The Pavilions Premiere visit costs AED 25 and bookings and can be made from 16 January. Visitors are urged to book early: the experience will operate five days per week with limited operating hours and capacity restrictions because of enhanced health and safety measures.