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Expo 2020 Qatar Pavilion

Designed and engineered by our client, internationally renowned architects Calatrava International, the 960 sq.m. Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2020 incorporates the four elements contained in the Coat of Arms of Qatar in a contemporary style which reaches a height of almost 15m. Inspired by two crossed and curved swords, a dhow and island with two palm trees, the Pavilion is intended to pay tribute to Qatari cultural heritage and contains two internal galleries. In the first, visitors can explore the past, present and future of Qatar through a range of media, focused on the Expo 2020 themes of Opportunity and Mobility. In the second gallery, visitors enjoy an immersive audio-visual experience through a wrap-around projection screen and mirror totems, making the Qatar Pavilion an exciting addition to the Expo 2020 site.

Omnium International is pleased to have played a part in the delivery of the stunning Qatar Pavilion for Expo 2020. In harmony with the Expo 2020 themes as well as the cultural heritage of Qatar itself, our team maintained our client’s vision for the Qatar Pavilion as well as placing efficient budget and schedule control at the heart of our Contract Administration work to meet a five-month project delivery timescale.

Kieran Duckworth
Main Board Director, Omnium International Ltd

The Brief

Omnium International was appointed by Calatrava International to deliver Contract Administration services throughout the Qatar Pavilion’s construction, a project which was delivered in just five months. Already enjoying excellent experience at Expo 2020 through our work on the UAE Pavilion, Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, the Emirates Airline Pavilion and Alif – The Mobility Pavilion, our on-site team was able to quickly establish efficient Contract Administration planning and execution practices alongside our client to ensure professional negotiation of contractual aspects including price, build programmes and to establish rigorous construction standards and expectations. Benefiting from years of project experience and excellent working relationships with Calatrava International, Omnium’s team ensured the quality of the finished structure represented our client’s exacting approach to unique architecture.

Omnium’s Experience

From conception to completion, Omnium worked closely with Calatrava’s team to deliver the stunning Qatar Pavilion in just five months. Backed by unmatched experience in working with unique structures including the Expo 2020 Signature Pavilions, record-breaking buildings including the Burj Khalifa and the highly complex and innovative One Za’abeel, Omnium’s Dubai-headquartered team enjoys excellent understanding of our client’s expectations in delivering the project. Maintaining our client’s vision throughout, we were pleased to provide hands-on, practical Contract Administration assistance which progressed the Qatar Pavilion project on schedule, in time for the Expo 2020 site’s opening celebrations in October 2021 to maximise visitor opportunities from Qatar’s investment.  

Key Client

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Calatrava International

Internationally recognised Spanish/Swiss architect and structural engineer Santiago Calatrava is behind some of the world’s most impressive and unique structures. Having designed The Tower, the centrepiece of the landmark Dubai Creek Harbour development, as well as Expo 2020’s UAE Pavilion, the architect is building a strong portfolio in the UAE and enjoys a reputation for stunning, innovative and modern design to which sustainability is a key component.

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Kieran Duckworth

Main Board Director, Omnium International Ltd

Joining Omnium in 2008, Kieran brought with him experience in large retail, education and industrial projects together with high rise commercial and residential projects from the UK. He leads teams on projects central to Dubai’s landscape, working closely with clients such as Emaar Properties.