during and after the event, I think Dubai will benefit the most from this, but even places like Abu Dhabi, I can see that with Vision 2030, some projects are coming under the spotlight. I think in one or two years, we’ll start seeing some feedback from these new market opportunities,” he asserts. Furthermore, Chiaranda is keen to highlight that the Expo 2020 Dubai projects are going to be benchmarks for the industry, not only due to their high-profile nature, but also because of the technological excellence and skills that they demand, which in turn will stand the joint venture in good stead for future projects. “Al Wasl Plaza, for example, is also quite a unique project. It has never been built before, which is like Dubai usually does. It will be one of the largest immersive experiences in the world, where the people inside can be astonished by large projections inside the dome. This is something that will make the project unique worldwide.”
Setting the standard The Expo projects won by the joint venture will set the benchmark for the industry, due to their technical excellence.
In addition, he reveals that following the successful reassembly of the UAE Pavilion from Expo 2015 Milan, other countries have also expressed an interest in relocating or reusing all or part of their pavilions for Expo 2020
Dubai. However, he stresses that these projects have to be first designed with that intention in mind before any work can take place on the ground. “We have been approached by some companies with this idea, but the design has to first reflect it. It needs to be dismantlable, transportable and reassembled wherever they want. I cannot disclose the countries that are wanting that, but many of them have this idea.” While the upcoming Expo and its projects understandably take up a large amount of the company’s attention, Chiaranda says his focus is also on establishing Rimond as a major player within the GCC construction space. He believes the company’s well-known technological expertise will stand it in good stead as it chases new projects and clients for 2020 and beyond. “Dubai is forecasting new, special projects [all the time] and trying to be unique. It is very focused on innovation. Being an innovative company in
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MEConstructionNews.com | September 2019