Expo 2020 venue consortium revealed

A consortium has been appointed by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) to deliver the construction components of Dubai’s Expo 2020 venue.

An artist’s depiction of Al Wasl Plaza.
An artist’s depiction of Al Wasl Plaza.

US-based CH2M HILL and UK-based Mace have been confirmed for the Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development – the master district that will host the expo.

The Dubai Expo 2020 exhibition site will be able to accommodate up to 300,000 visitors, with average week-day attendance expected to be more than 150,000.

In a statement the companies said the site would be the prototype smart destination for ‘purposeful innovation’, retaining a core focus on youth and culture, establishing Dubai as a global city of the future.

It also “aims to continue to inspire the region’s youth through the delivery of an inclusive environment that fosters cultural learning, collaborative co-creation and business in a complete destination proposition”.

“Dubai Trade Centre Jebel Ali development will become a new focal point of global business tourism for the region, reinforcing the UAE’s established position as an international destination fostering thought leadership across key sectors for economic development and a business networking hub through trade fairs, mega-events and conferences,” the statement continued.

CH2M HILL-Mace were involved in the delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is playing a strategic consulting role on Rio 2016.

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