The ‘coolest’ pavilion at World Expo 2020 replicates Jamaica’s ethos as a logistics hub linking the Americas to the world
By Akanksha Dean
Jamaica is all out and showcasing its latest inventions and products at the World Expo 2020, Dubai. With the theme of ‘Jamaica Makes it Move’, its pavilion suggests that whether it is the music or the food or sports, Jamaica travels and links the world.
The pavilion has seven zones, which will empower visitors to experience the visions, resonances and palates of Jamaica, how Jamaica moves the world and serves as a logistical connection.
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The Pavilion has a live music studio which focuses some of the most iconic Jamaican musicians, artists and producers; where people can hear Jamaican music, generate their own playlist and clasp a sense of the vivacious island while relishing the genuine and conventional dishes from some of the top Jamaican Chefs using distinct combinations of herbs and spices.
Additional distinctive underline is a Navigation App, to access the simulated tour and discover Jamaica as a tourist destination.
Jamaican architect Gordon Gill raises the country’s flag
Behind all the beauty and magnificence of the incredible venue for Expo 2020 Dubai are the brilliant minds led by Adrian Smith and Jamaica’s very own Gordon Gill.
Gordon and Adrian definitely did make things move at the Al Wasl Plaza in Dubai and left the world to feast their eyes on this exquisite venue!
It’s a brilliant accomplishment which undoubtedly raises the country’s flag really super high and on the global stage!! His substantial participation in this World Expo proves that ‘Jamaica Makes It Move’ and is the Heartbeat of the World.
Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture is based in Chicago and were responsible for the Legacy Master Plan of the Expo as well as the Architectural design of the Al Wasl Plaza with five buildings- two hotels, three office buildings and the Trellis. The Trellis is the world’s biggest immersive projection experience.
Al Wasl Plaza, the dominant attraction designed be AS+GG, includes a sweeping garden and presentation setting bordered by five office and hotel buildings. The plaza is sheltered by a 425 feet wide by 220 feet tall trellis is the largest sphere-shaped media stage in the world.
In the evenings, the showpiece converts the daylight park into a lively 360-degree immersive experience that allows group experiences, while also crafting an iconic distinctiveness that is promptly identifiable around the world.
The space can be arranged to adjust big shows and events, as well as formed to craft a sense of familiarity for quiet time operations.
The World Expo is expected to attract 25 million visits over the 6-month period.
(Akanksha Dean is an independent Indian chef & food & travel writer, who has trained at Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, rated as the world’s best restaurant in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, in 2016 and 2018)