x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Dubai’s Cube wows visiting Expo 2020 delegates

Photographs on Instagram captured the floor-to-ceiling visuals using different angles to give the BIE members a glimpse of Dubai in the future.

The theme of Dubai’s bid for Expo 2020, left, and other visions for the city were displayed in The Cube, which was a huge hit with delegates at the emirate’s symposium. Courtesy Expo 2020
The theme of Dubai’s bid for Expo 2020, left, and other visions for the city were displayed in The Cube, which was a huge hit with delegates at the emirate’s symposium. Courtesy Expo 2020

DUBAI // A display called The Cube wowed the visiting Expo 2020 delegates during the symposium last month.

A short clip of what the emirate would look like in 2020 was projected on to the walls when groups of about 20 delegates from the BIE (Bureau International des Expositions) entered a specially-set up room in the theme symposium area on October 22 and 23.

Photographs on Instagram captured the floor-to-ceiling visuals using different angles to give the BIE members a glimpse of Dubai in the future.

Details about the emirate as a transport hub, its multicultural population and building projects in the pipeline were beamed on to the walls.

Another 3-D architectural masterplan showcased the mobility theme, with different sections such as the main Expo plaza, transport, the Metro, and the ambulance and emergency services lit up when delegates clicked buttons.

“It is like living the experience,” said one comment on Instagram.

Other posts included “Creating the future”, “I really want to see this”, “Perfection” and “We all support you, Dubai”.

rtalwar@thenational.ae