Centered on the theme "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," around 200 countries, organizations, companies and educational institutions shared their ideas on global issues in the pavilions. In the run-up to the world fair, unexpected global challenges of the pandemic had to be suddenly faced which made the planning and construction more difficult. The NUSSLI project teams reorganized themselves, consistently implemented the taken measures, and were able to complete all 10 construction projects – Austria, Baden-Württemberg, Belarus, China, France, Germany, Japan, Kazakhstan, Luxembourg, and Monaco – on schedule. In addition: NUSSLI's pavilion projects have already been nominated and distinguished with awards.
"In our international construction activities, we assume a kind of hub function due to our tasks, but also with our project know-how. This helps us all progress and also drives the projects forward," says Harald Dosch, COO of Special Projects and responsible for NUSSLI's Expo projects.
No fewer than five NUSSLI pavilions qualified for one of the coveted BIE Awards, which are presented on the Expo's last day by its umbrella organization, BIE (Bureau International des Expositions). Germany and Kazakhstan received gold and silver in the Theme Interpretation category. Japan also won gold in the Exhibition Design category. Silver and bronze went to Austria and China in the Architecture categories.
Factors for Success at the Expo Construction Site
With a total of 10 buildings constructed, NUSSLI is the leading company for pavilion construction of all international participants. Building on its great experience with expo pavilions in Shanghai and Milan, it now implemented the country appearances in Dubai with great success and customer value.
As a matter of principle, the NUSSLI teams cultivate forward-looking planning, cultural understanding, and continuous dialog in their daily tasks – regardless of the project site. Experience, flexibility as well as the carefully set up expo project organization and the existing network in the Middle East also contributed to the success of the 10 pavilions in Dubai despite the difficult conditions.