Philippine pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai nearly complete

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Philippine pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai nearly done

 

DUBAI – Construction of the Philippine pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is now 87 percent complete, according to a Philippine government official.

The pavilion, named Bangkota, resembles a coral reef and is set to be the Philippines’ biggest World Expo pavilion yet, with a total area of 3,163sqm, and 1,386sqm dedicated to the pavilion structure.

It is on track to be completed in March 2021, said Ramon Lopez, Secretary of the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry.

The Philippine pavilion sits in the Sustainability District of the Dubai Expo 2020 site, between the pavilions of Canada and Portugal.

In a pavilion design preview with Expatmedia.net last year, architectural firm Budji Royal explained that the Philippines’ entry in Expo 2020 will “reset history” by presenting the modern Filipino.

“What we want to show is the mindset of Filipinos today,” pavilion designer Royal Pineda said, adding, “we’re not going to bring the bahay kubo to Dubai.” ICA/Expat Media

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