Three Guinness World Records Snagged by Saudi Arabia Pavilion


The Saudi Arabia Pavilion will not only become the highlight of the Expo 2020 Dubai grounds as the second-largest pavilion on-site, but it will also be home to three Guinness World Records, which will be inscribed on December 20, 2020, even before the exposition opens. The gigantic window-shaped building juts out at a dangerous angle from the ground to dominate 13,000 square metres. Despite its cutting-edge design, the Kingdom will concentrate on sharing its rich cultural heritage, landmarks, and values with World Expo attendees.

Visitors will be able to witness the world-breaking records firsthand in this space surrounded by natural landscapes: The longest interactive water feature and the largest LED mirror screen display and the largest interactive lighting display. 

Largest LED Mirror Screen (1,302.5 square metres)

This digital screen can be found on the pavilions outside. Visitors can view larger-than-life visuals of the kingdom on the enormous, slanting screen as if they were privy to a window into Saudi Arabia.

Inside the pavilion, a 68-metre LED display will reflect five ecosystems on the curving screen, spanning from seas to deserts to mountains – The lush Al Bardani Valley is a must-see or along the western coast is the Red Sea. Other sites include the Tabuk Mountains and Rub Al Khali, or the Empty Quarter, the world's largest sand desert.

Longest Interactive Water Feature (32.234 metres)

Visitors can engage with the visuals and displays on the installation using interactive points included in the digital water curtain. Potential investors and partners can network over an interactive digital map of Saudi Arabia in the pavilion's "Discovery Centre," which has similar attractions. The information on the map will indicate natural resources, tourism, arts and culture, and other topics.

Largest Interactive lighting Display (7,798 lights)

‘Vision,' an art exhibition curated by prominent Saudi artists, will provide visitors with an audio-visual representation of the Kingdom's culture. A virtual sphere with a diameter of 30 metres will float above the ground inside the display. The unique interactive flooring, which has approximately 8,000 LED lights and is the world's largest of its kind, is, of course, the highlight.

A LEED-Certified Green Building

The US Green Building Council has given the Saudi Arabia Pavilion a Platinum grade in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) (USGBC). In other words, the construction handles specific features that reduce environmental stress by maximising the use of energy and resources.

The pavilion was designed by Seville-based Boris Micka Associates and built by ALEC, with 41% of materials from sustainable sources and 82 percent of construction waste being recovered.

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