Details of Ireland’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion plans revealed

      Published on Tuesday, 8 October , 2019      175 Views     
Details of Ireland’s Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion plans revealed

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Ireland’s Expo 2020 pavilion will be based around the country’s magnificent Stone Age Newgrange monument.



Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago, making it older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids in Egypt.

A passage measuring 19 metres will lead into a chamber with three alcoves. The passage and chamber are aligned with the rising sun at the Winter Solstice on December 21.

Aislling McDermott, manager Asia and Middle East, Tourism Ireland, said: “The design will be based on Newgrange.

One day a year the light shines in and they’re going to recreate that through Expo using artificial intelligence (AI).”

McDermott, who said ground would be broken on the site in October or early November, revealed that AI will be used to change the theme of the pavilion to promote various aspects of the country’s offering, including tourism, trade, technology and education.

Niall Gibbons, CEO, Tourism Ireland, said:

“We’ll be there and we’ll be seeking to inspire people. Part of that inspiration or message about Ireland will be encouraging people to go and seek for themselves what that’s all about.”

At the Milan Expo in 2015, the Ireland Pavilion won the bronze prize for theme development.



The pavilion received the special award for the development of its theme “Origin Green”, which was the country’s promise to the world to be a leading source of sustainably produced food and drink for generations to come.

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Category Culture | 2019/10/08 latest update at 9:21 PM
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