Campus Germany begins to take shape

Campus germany, the German Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai, moved to the next stage of construction with a traditional topping-out ceremony, which took place less than a year after the groundbreaking ceremony. The exhibition design team is now all set to start finalising the content.

Over the past 12 months, construction workers have spent some 38,350 hours helping to complete the shell of campus germany. With approximately 480 metric tons of steel within the constructional steelwork and 2,300 cubic metres of concrete now in place, the German Pavilion building on the Expo site is beginning to take shape.

The focus at campus germany will be on knowledge, research and human interaction – true to the Expo 2020 Dubai theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”. While work gets underway on the pavilion interior in the next few weeks, Cologne-based agency facts and fiction (responsible for content and exhibits) will start finalising the details of the exhibition. The displays, in digital and hands-on formats, will showcase German innovations and solutions related to sustainability.

Preparations are in full swing away from the construction site too, with Koelnmesse (the company responsible for organising and running the German Pavilion) gearing up for Expo 2020 Dubai. Currently, they are in the middle of the recruitment process to find 180 staff to work in the pavilion.

“Our team will have the opportunity to spend 173 days presenting Germany and its sustainability innovations and ideas in an inspiring, international environment. Being a part of this team will be an unforgettable experience for everyone,” said Gerald Böse, President and chief executive officer of Koelnmesse, inviting candidates to apply for the host/hostess roles.

The core team for the German Pavilion is scheduled to move to Dubai at the beginning of September 2020. The completed pavilion will be handed over to Koelnmesse four weeks before the Expo start date of 20 October 2020, allowing time for the test phase and hands-on training for staff – the basis for smooth operations in and around CAMPUS GERMANY and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Expo visitors.