Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Model scale of Abu Dhabi Pavilion at Expo'70 Osaka ...

In the previous post, I came back to the first participation of the United Arab Emirates, the Abu Dhabi pavilion at the World Expo in Osaka 1970.

As everyone knows, in 2020 will be held the first World Expo in an Arab country, Expo 2020 Dubai, UAE. And it's with great pride that the Emirates consider this first participation at Expo'70 Osaka. Young nation under 50, they are very proud of their recent history, and more particularly that which concerns the time of their creation.

I had long time in mind a 3d project about this history, but without having had time to get started. The first files were directed towards the production of a 3D movie, either on the history of the participation of the United Arab Emirates in the Word Expo, or on the participation of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula, or of an even wider way, on the history of the participations of the Arab countries since the first World Expos of the XIXth century, until today.

You've probably noticed, I have, for a little over a year, a new activity complementary to my 3D reconstruction projects, in the form of 3D printed models ... Some new events in the Expo 2020 Dubai process made me reopen the file, and consider making a model of this Abu Dhabi pavilion, rather than a movie (for the moment).

The first part of this project being finished, here are some images of this model made on a 1/100 scale. All that is missing is a support reproducing part of its environment.

And from here Expo 2020 Dubai, there will certainly be many more projects of the same type.

Below, rendering of the Abu Dhabi Pavilion modeled in 3d, before preparing files for printing.

Below, some pieces being printed in 3d ... nearly fifty pieces make up the model.

The model of the Abu Dhabi Pavilion, being assembled, and painting :

Abu Dhabi pavilion, first UAE participation in World Expo... at Expo'70 Osaka :

Abu Dhabi pavilion - Osaka 70 - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

A friend asked me the question some time ago: "what about United Arab Emirates in the Expos? Since when and how many participations?"

It's a fact that the United Arab Emirates, young federal state was created in 1971, only 41 years ago ... it's perfectly normal that this story related to Expos is also recent.

Abu Dhabi pavilion - Osaka 70 - Expo 2020 Dubai BlogSince the Expo '70 in Osaka until 2012 Yeosu, there can be 15 different Expos ... regarding the participation of the Emirates, the first one was in Japan, Osaka, in 1970, thanks to the presence of the pavilion of Abu Dhabi, federal capital of the country, composed by seven emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Sharjah, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm al Qaiwain.

This first participation will be followed by five others with the United Arab Emirates: Seville in 1992, in Hanover in 2000 in Zaragoza in 2008, Shanghai in 2010 and Yeosu in 2012.

There are 6 entries since the creation of the UAE 41 years ago, but since Expo '70, if we take it into account all interests of countries that are parties of the Arab world, there is a total of 80 entries, which is far from negligible in just four decades.
Not to mention the Arab countries involved since the first expos: Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, etc ...

Abu Dhabi pavilion - Osaka 70 - Expo 2020 Dubai BlogBack on this first participation in Japan, of the Abu Dhabi pavilion :

Abu Dhabi pavilion is a reconstruction of simple fortresses but impressive that coast in the ancient times. These fortresses served as residence or as gathering places of worship for the sheikhs or tribal leaders. Although built with simplicity, some survived the combined assault of man and nature.

They are still silent but eloquent witnesses of the Arab tenacity.

The pavilion is distinguished by its minarets, one round and one square, and includes exhibition halls and cinema.

Abu Dhabi pavilion - Osaka 70 - Expo 2020 Dubai BlogThe country and its people are presented with films and objects presented in alcoves around the main minaret. Under the theme "Abu Dhabi, Past, Present and Future", this pavilion offers a broad overview of the activities and achievements of the small emirate.

The exhibition gives an idea of ​​the enormous amount of work and considerable progress made ​​since the beginning of the reign of His Highness, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nehiyan and how oil revenues are used for the well-being of the people.

Abu Dhabi pavilion - Osaka 70 - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog
Abu Dhabi's past, the role of the sea and pearl fishing in the lives of people is treated with picturesque paintings.

Highlight of the exhibition: a replica of a romantic scene of the "Thousand and One Nights" to entertain visitors to the manner of the Arabs in the past centuries.

The pavilion of Abu Dhabi was at the center of the Expo '70 in Osaka, besire the artificial lake near Avenue Bridge Senri.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

How Saroug-Al-Hadeed has inspired new logo Expo 2020 Dubai ?

Dubai is a place where people and ideas meet, and create something beautiful and new. It is the essence of modern Dubai, and of Expo 2020’s theme – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – encapsulated in these gold objects from Saroug-Al-Hadeed that have inspired our new logo. Learn more : https://expo2020dubai.ae/content/expologo.aspx

What we're privileged to have in this country is that people look at this project like it's theirs, and it is.

نحن محظوظون جداً في هذه البلاد لأن الناس ينظرون إلى هذا المشروع وكأنه لهم، و هو بالفعل كذلك #اكتشف_الصلةWhat we're privileged to have in this country is that people look at this project like it's theirs, and it is. #DiscoverTheConnection#Repost @Ashwaq.Abdulla
Posté par Dubai Expo 2020 sur jeudi 31 mars 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Thousand come out to see Expo 2020’s new logo

Viewer say they are impressed by logo and the story behind it

Dubai: Thousands of awe-struck people watching the giant screens broke out in cheers as the new Expo 2020 logo was revealed at Dubai Fountain.

Visitors were glued to the screen, taking videos, pictures and selfies as the logo was displayed on the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

Many said the logo was impressive in itself but what made it even more appealing was the story behind it.

Pakistani logo designer Syed Jafar Rizvi, 34, who had submitted his work in the logo competition, said the surprise logo was simple and effective.

“Its interlocking rings, which make up the ring as a whole, reflects the “connecting minds” tag line. Also I feel the rings of various shapes symbolize the different ideas that will come together at the Expo,” Rizvi added.

Canadian expat Alexander said the story of the unearthing of the ring and how it lent inspiration to the logo was “beautiful and made sense”.

Another admirer, Egyptian expat Amar Hamed, 35, said he was “drawn into the logo by its rich warm colour and circles within circles”.

The event attracted thousands of people who enjoyed the live screening of the proceedings as well as the water and fireworks show especially put together to compliment the announcements.

Short clips about the logo competition and archaeological discovery were also shown.

Source : http://gulfnews.com/

Pic courtesy : https://www.facebook.com/DubaiExpo2020

Sunday, March 27, 2016

New Expo 2020 logo draws on history and future

Ring-shaped design modelled on artifact from archaeological site inspired by themes of connectivity, resilience and strength !


Official Expo 2020 Dubai logo Event !

A unique fountain show plays at the Dubai Fountain as the Official Expo 2020 Dubai logo is projected onto Burj Khalifa at the Expo 2020 Dubai launch event, on March 27, 2016.

Congratulations to the 3 finalists of Logo Contest for their amazing creativity and contribution

Finalist Mohammed Souhaiel Bin Ali from Tunisia :

Finalist Mouza Al Mansouri from the UAE :

Finalist Valerii Iinitski from Moldova :

Source : https://www.facebook.com/DubaiExpo2020/

Expo 2020 Dubai Logo Launch

Pics courtesy : Expo 2020 Dubai -> https://www.facebook.com/DubaiExpo2020/

Add Expo 2020 Dubai on Snapchat (ExpoStories) and watch the Expo 2020 logo launch event live

Join the fun and surprises and uncover the new ‪Expo2020‬ logo on March 27 next to The Dubai Fountain from 6.30 pm

If you can't make it, watch the Expo 2020 logo reveal event live on Snapchat(ExpoStories), Instagram (@Expo2020UAE), Twitter & Periscope(@DubaiExpo2020), and Facebook (DubaiExpo2020). It will also be streaming live on www.expo2020dubai.ae

Join the fun and surprises and uncover the new ‪#‎Expo2020‬ logo on March 27 next to The Dubai Fountain from 6.30 pm and ‪#‎DiscovertheConnection...

In just 48 hours, Dubai will host an evening to remember. Don't miss out on the wonder, register now HERE.

March 27 will mark another step on ‪#‎Expo2020‬'s journey. Join our logo reveal and celebration at The Dubai Fountain, from 6.30pm.

Register now & join us on March 27 at 6:30pm by The Dubai Fountain for our ‪#‎Expo2020‬ logo reveal celebration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

United Arab Emirates at Shanghai Expo 2010

In recent days, the site of Dubai 2020 is online, it takes the contents of the booklet we received on November 23 at the 150th General Assembly of the BIE.
For now, no new informations.
Registered last, Dubai and the Emirates have certainly a lot of work to prepare following the application.
Five candidates, only Izmir in Turkey and Ayutthaya in Thailand is well underway on the project, but are already registered at the Bureau International des Expositions since more 6 months!

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

In the meantime, I propose to return in 2010, specifically to the Shanghai Expo, and how the UAE were represented in what may be called for greater World Expo of all time!
For the UAE have their history of Expos, though of course it is much more recent, like their nation.

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

The UAE Pavilion at Shanghai Expo was located in Zone A, closest to the main entrance of the Expo. He was surrounded by flags of Turkmenistan, Morocco and Qatar.

The theme of the pavilion was a real and beautiful invitation ... Power of Dreams!

The design of the pavilion is inspired by the fabulous dunes in the desert to reflect the natural and urban landscapes varied and beautiful of the UAE. The exterior of the pavilion is gold-colored stainless steel. Its undulating roof, as if it had been shaped by wind, resulting in a shimmering pavilion whose colors change with light. It reminds visitors of different countries natural environments in the Middle East.

A film diffuses inside the pavilion on a widescreen a clip entitled "Instant in the blink of an eye." This film presents the major cities of dramatic changes since the founding of the UAE.

Here are some pictures of this building, particularly neat and valuable, where the reception was very friendly and nice. A great memory!

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

Expo 2010 Shanghai - UAE pavilion - Expo 2020 Dubai Blog

In a future article, we will visit the interior of the pavilion.

Poetry, Earth Hour 2016, Cultural Exchange, DiscoverTheConnection...

Spoken poetry and oral storytelling is in our cultural DNA. Creating connections between past, present and future.

Every action has a reaction. Turn the lights off for Earth Hour 2016.

Expo 2020‬ Dubai is a festival of cultural exchange.


Source : https://www.facebook.com/DubaiExpo2020

Friday, March 18, 2016

‎DiscoverTheConnection, Geography and Culture, Art, Recycling... and more... with Expo 2020 Dubai

Are you ready to ‪#‎DiscoverTheConnection‬? Visit US to find out more.

Deserts, mountains, islands, cities; our geographical diversity enriches our culture.

Are you an artist or an art lover? Don’t miss our exhibition at Dubai’s biggest international art fair.

We are working hard to reuse as much material on the ‪#‎Expo2020‬ site as possible, keeping in line with the Expo spirit.

2.8 million cubic meters of sand have already been moved around the site.

Come and discover ‪#‎Expo2020‬’s themes through art and culture: join us at ‪#‎SIKKA16‬ Art Fair ‪#‎dxbartseason16

Source : https://www.facebook.com/DubaiExpo2020