US kicks off pavilion work

‘What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility’ is the theme of the US Pavilion

The US authorities officially kicked off construction work on the country's pavilion in the Mobility District, according to a press release issued by the US Embassy.

The UAE-funded US pavilion aims to immerse visitors in innovation, showcasing technologies and concepts such as hyperloop with the potential to move humanity into the future.

The dynamic structure was designed by renowned American architect Curtis W Fentress. In line with its theme, ‘What Moves You? The Spirit of Mobility’, the circular pavilion features slants fashioned to project the sensation of movement, giving the impression that the building itself is in motion.

US Ambassador to the UAE, John Rakolta Jr, said: "The US pavilion will showcase how freedom and liberty of thought have enabled success and innovation for American entrepreneurs and innovators."

"We will share this message with the millions of visitors who will come to Dubai to attend Expo 2020, and we look forward to welcoming them to the pavilion of the US," he stated.

Counsellor of the Department of State, T Ulrich Brechbuhl, said: "The Department of State is helping tell America’s story at what will be a World’s Fair for the ages. We are proud to fly America’s flag at the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, and we are confident that this pavilion will showcase the best of American liberty, innovation, and culture."