Bye Expo 2020 and welcome District 2020
Expo 2020 is no doubt one of UAE’s biggest achievements. Even though the pandemic, Dubai succeed to bring the world together under one sky. And after six months of magnificent achievement, breathtaking shows and unlimited entertainment, Expo 2020 is coming to an end, and many of us wondering, what is going to happen to all these buildings that cost A LOT OF MONEY! We did the research on behalf of you, and here’s what we’ve found.
Starting from the 1st of April, the site will be transformed into a residential and commercial neighborhood known as district 2020. The Mobility pavilion will be used for exhibitions and as an office space. And a portion of the site will become a research and technology hub.
As the future of the Expo 2020 Dubai development, District 2020 will evolve into a smart and sustainable mixed-use community built with human centricity at its core. Post-event, the transformation will include residential areas, green spaces, co-working spots, and smart mobility.
This smart city will reveal its blueprint at its ‘Future of Expo 2020’ experience hub, in which visitors will be able to see the vision behind how the mega-event will evolve into the future and how it will play a key role in the sustainable urban development of Dubai.
Post-Expo, District 2020 aims to cater to a population of 145,000 at full capacity.
Some countries have donated their purpose-built pavilions to Expo to be used by Dubai post-event.
Luxembourg, for example, has allowed its sustainability-focused pavilion – which will serve as an incubator for rethinking challenges around natural resources – to remain permanently as part of the future city of District 2020.