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India Pavilion recognized as ‘One of the Most Iconic’ at Dubai Expo

The India Pavilion at EXPO2020 Dubai, has been recognized as ‘One of the Most Iconic’ pavilions among participating country pavilions by the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Incidentally, the pavilion is one of the most-visited pavilions, recording 3.5 lakh visitors in less than 50 days of inauguration.

“We are pleased to be a part of India’s journey and success at the EXPO2020 and are happy to celebrate the achievement. At AIA, our primary goal is to ensure the safety of the planet with a focus on sustainable practices. The India Pavilion has achieved the same while representing the diverse cultural background of the country. The Pavilion not only showcases the rich history of the country, but also represents the numerous opportunities, possibilities and offers a window into the future,” AIA President Daniel S Hart said.

The external facade of the India Pavilion is made of 600 individual colourful blocks and is capable of kinetic movements symbolizing the theme – India on the move. The visitors also get to experience the immersive AI and VR technology at the Pavilion which transports them to a virtual India. While the traditional Indian elements showcase the rich cultural and traditional heritage of our nation, the modern architectural concepts display, economic and scientific capabilities of India.

The Pavilion is built across a 1.2-acre plot with a state-of-the-art building that will be a permanent structure and will become a part of District 2020. The structure will remain for posterity as part of India’s legacy in the UAE.

On the AIA recognition, Principal Architect of India Pavilion, Dikshu C Kukreja said, “It has been a pleasure to show the world that India’s architecture has evolved greatly from the ancient monuments and is now at par with the global contemporary architecture. Our primary goal was to show the transformation our country has gone through since independence while keeping in mind the expo themes of sustainability, mobility and connectivity. The kinetic facade, which changes with the Expo themes has been crucial in showcasing the diversity of our country and interacting with the visitors.”.

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