In line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, the architecture of the Monaco Pavilion surprises and fascinates. It is inspired by a kaleidoscope that incorporates the "Rock" of Monaco and reflects the many facets of the Principality: its characteristics, its professions, its actions, its multiple perspectives, its diversity ... and the incredible amount of activities, often underrated or even unknown opportunities offered by the country. With this in mind, we have chosen the Pavilion to be located in Expo 2020’s Opportunity Thematic District.
The main and polygonal shape of the Pavilion with the prominent use of photovoltaic panels evokes the ecofriendly governance of Monaco and its many actions to protect the environment, under the will of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II.
We are committed to designing a Pavilion with a balance of production/consumption of electricity close to Zero. Our second priority is to build a Pavilion that aims for the majority of its used materials to be recycled.
With the expertise of the Monegasque Company of Electricity and Gas (SMEG) teams, we will produce energy by using photovoltaic equipment from the end of 2019 until September 2021, to balance out the electricity we will consume during the six months of Expo 2020. As night falls, the Pavilion will display its energy production and knowledge by redistributing the sunlight it has stored during the day throughout the Pavilion.
The Pavilion is spread over different levels, just like the mazy streets of Monaco that are full of surprises. It is an invitation to discover, observe and interact with an environment of cultural resources, research and
know-how. The Pavilion consists of an exhibition area, a souvenir shop and a restaurant on the ground floor. Visitors will enjoy two main exhibition worlds. The first, named "the Garden of Opportunities" showcases projects and high-quality pioneering work, made in Monaco and internationally. It will look like a kaleidoscopic fantasy garden that comes out of one’s imagination. All facilities of the Pavilion are interactive, with diverse interfaces that offer multiple forms of engagement to interested and curious visitors.
The second area is a show that reveals the "identity" of Monaco. A 360-degree immersion that takes the
visitor into the history, culture and values of Monaco and its citizens.
On the first floor, a private and flexible space inside the "Rock" enables the organization of events,
conferences and meetings to accentuate the participation of the Principality.