The collaborative effort of students from the National University of Science and Technology and a top Zimbabwean architect Emiel Murwira has aided Zimbabwe to come up with a top notch pavilion design to house the country’s product and service exhibits at the Expo Dubai 2020.
The Zimbabwe Pavilion is strategically located in the “Opportunities District” of the prime global expo in the United Arab Emirates where the country seeks to harvest huge investment and trade gains.
Zimbabwe will join 190 other participating countries for the global showcase to be held under the theme: “Connecting Minds, Creating Future”, which opens on October 1, 2021 and runs until March 31, 2022.
Taking part in the expo is critical for the Second Republic’s international re-engagement and economic diplomacy drive, under which President Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared “Zimbabwe is open for business” with trade, investment and private sector led growth as key elements of the broader development matrix.
With preparations progressing well and now at advanced stages, Zimbabwe has already exhibited design creativity in the layout of its pavilion, which overlooks the grand Emirates Pavilion and the main Al Wasil Plaza, which is the core or centre of the expo events.
As the pavilion detail design architect, Murwira of Design Pro Architect believes the country has deployed tremendous professional technical expertise to the concept that was initiated by students from the National University of Science and Technology.
Using his experience and vast skill, he then transformed it into detailed working drawings and technical specifications that met the required international standards and procedures.