Dubai: The India Pavilion at EXPO2020, which is one of the most-visited pavilions, recording 3.5 lakh visitors in less than 50 days of inauguration, has also been recognized as ‘One of the Most Iconic’ pavilions among participating country pavilions by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
On this remarkable achievement of India at EXPO2020, AIA President Daniel S Hart said, “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.”
The India Pavilion, since its inauguration on October 1 has hosted several sector and state specific events to highlight India’s success and the roadmap of the future. Additionally, the Pavilion has represented India’s rich cultural heritage and has organized many cultural events with a unique amalgamation of culture, technology and business opportunities represented by India.
The external façade of the India Pavilion is made of 600 individual colorful 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.