Pico-activated pavilions for Algeria, Cambodia, Malaysia and Peru emerged as winners at Bureau International des Expositions’ (BIE) Expo 2020 Dubai Official Participant Awards, taking honours for their outstanding theme interpretation and exhibition design. Congratulations to all!

The winners were:

Theme Interpretation: Self-built pavilions – Category C (smaller than 1,750 sq. m.)

  • Gold: Malaysia Pavilion

Exhibition Design: Self-built pavilions – Category B (between 1,750 and 2,500 sq. m.)

  • Gold: Peru Pavilion

Exhibition Design: Self-built pavilions – Category C (smaller than 1,750 sq. m.)

  • Silver: Algeria Pavilion

Exhibition Design: Thematic District pavilions – Sustainability

  • Silver: Cambodia Pavilion

At the Algeria Pavilion, for example, visitors embarked on a ‘Voyage of Life’ activated by Pico’s interior fit-out services. Located in the Mobility District, the pavilion was designed as a gateway to the country’s rich culture, history and bright future.

Visitors to the Cambodia Pavilion took a journey through time, from the country’s colourful ancient heritage to its sustainable future. Pico provided interior decoration and set-up for the pavilion’s richly immersive experience.

Themed ‘Energising Sustainability’, the Malaysia Pavilion was a net-zero carbon initiative whose exterior portrayed a treehouse. Pico provided main building construction, civic engineering works, mechanical and engineering works and landscaping.

The Peru Pavilion took visitors on a journey through the country’s cultural diversity, wealth and ancient wisdom. Pico contributed to its activation with design, implementation, maintenance and operation services.

The expo saw the participation of over 190 countries, attracting more than 23 million visits. As a leading partner in World Expos for over 30 years, Pico takes great pride in its contributions to Expo 2020 Dubai, including its winning pavilions. In terms of contract value, the team’s involvement was the largest in our 30 years of experience in world expositions.

See the full list of award-winners here: