29 May 2020

Flexbrick® will wrap the Opportunity Pavilion at EXPO 2020 DUBAI

Although the global mega event will now run from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022, in order to allow all participants to safely navigate the impact of COVID-19, the Expo Dubai preparations are on its way and the Flexbrick® family is proud to take part of it covering the full façade of The Opportunity Pavilion.

The Opportunity Pavilion has an area of ​​8784 square meters, and it will be an architectural marvel designed by AGi Architects, made up of 5 buildings. On its façades, 4,243.43m2 of Flexbrick® ceramic fabric will be placed, being perfectly unified with each other under a cantilevered ceramic pergola.

For this project, the ceramic fabric will have a different weft than the usual one, specifically a checkerboard at 50%. It will be opaque in the starting zone up to a certain fixed point, in which it will begin to disperse with a certain undulation, rising to a percentage close to 90%. All this involves the placement of some 170,000 inserted pieces, most of them -a 100,000- in the main hall.

The pavilion has to meet the sustainable demands of the EXPO organization, which wants to be able to dismantle the buildings without waste a few years after the amortization of the use of the facilities. For which the Flexbrick® system is ideal since it allows the recovery of all materials thanks to the mechanical fixing.

We want to highlight other sustainable benefits such as: the suitability of ceramics for extreme weather, and especially the Flexbrick® solution for its good performance as a ventilated façade with open joints and as a solar control system. That the ceramic pieces are fired with Biogas, a fuel generated by the degradation of organic substances, allows us to reduce dramatically CO2 emissions.