The design chosen for the Luxembourg pavilion is the result of a transparent and open call offered by the project’s leaders. The teams were invited to offer a global vision of Luxembourg under the theme “Resourceful Luxembourg”.
Conceptual guidelines were adopted to provide guidance on how Luxembourg wants to present itself at Expo 2020 Dubai. Particular emphasis was placed on the criteria of the circular economy and how architecture can work in perfect symbiosis with the exhibition.
The call for projects procedure was launched on January 17th 2017 and was closed on April 7th 2017 following the announcement that a consortium of architects and scenographers had been selected. The ultimate winner who was selected to implement the project was the METAFORM architecture studio.
The Luxembourg pavilion will have a shape based on the idea of the Möbius ribbon, an infinite form, like the circular economy, but also symbol of openness and dynamism.
Upon entry, visitors will be guided from the entrance to the floors from where the exhibition will begin, including an ambulatory scenography, presenting the country in five aspects:
This scenography, developed by Jangled Nerves will show what animates the country and its inhabitants, will give general information on the country, the different sectors of the economy as well as everyday life.
From the highest point of the pavilion, visitors can choose to descend to the ground floor via the stairs or a giant slide, a nod to the Schueberfouer.
On the ground floor, they will discover the shop and the restaurant.
The pavilion will have a width of 50 meters and a height of 21 meters. The gross constructed area will be 2.100m2 (13,900 m3) on a 3.500m2 site.
With its 3 floors, the pavilion will have a capacity of 500 people.
The average journey time is estimated at 15 to 20 minutes.