Dubai, 27 March 2019: France has revealed a pavilion with the right blend of light shows, gardens and lounge bar for business networking. Adding to its aspects of sustainability are the colourful solar panels inspired by Claude Monet’s water Lilies oil paintings that cover the roof and rear façade.
The Pavilion resonates the nation’s cultural riches to a great extent. Appropriately, it has been titled ‘Light, Lights’ and in structure justifies the same with its ways of exploring light as an enabler of progress, a vehicle for connection and a source of heat and creativity.
Also, the pavilion aims to narrate a story starting from the yore, with the Age of Enlightenment, the 18th-century movement that upheld concepts of knowledge exchange and tolerance. The pavilion maintains a very appealing look from the exteriors as well, with a giant screen formed from a huge façade and canopy, along with a store and bistro having a terrace resembling a French urban setting.
It has also managed to accommodate in it four gardens with plant species common in France like olive trees, yuccas, lemon trees, and oleanders. The insides have been taken over by light shows presenting surreal landscapes.
The upstairs has been dedicated to biz talk with a 100-seat auditorium, an innovation lab, meeting rooms, and a lounge bar.
In recognition of the innovation that will be displayed throughout the pavilion, the French postal service is set to issue a stamp in its honour at the Paris Philex trade show in June 2020.