Turkmenistan pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai to centre around national horse

Turkmenistan pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai to centre around national horse
Published: 10 June 2019 - 10:33 a.m.
By: Staff writer
The design of Expo 2020 Dubai’s Turkmenistan pavilion – featuring a fountain sculpture with Akhal-Teke horses – has been revealed.

The pavilion will also feature a 50m LED façade depicting the Central Asian country’s attractions, both natural and historic.

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Akhal-Teke is a horse breed from Turkmenistan, and the animal – known for its speed, endurance and distinctive ‘metallic sheen’ – is the country’s national emblem as well.

Expo 2020 Dubai said images of five white horses would be projected onto the walls of Turkmenistan's pavilion, reflecting the movement of people within the structure and accompanying visitors through an interactive three-sided hologram.

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The pavilion will also highlight the country's agricultural connections through elements that represent wheat, cotton and wind.

The structure will also feature a ‘digital crop’ that will move and grow in response to touch.

In a statement, Expo 2020 Dubai said the country would exhibit Turkmen goods and develop a programme of cultural and business events at the six-month World Expo that will open its doors on 20 October, 2020.

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