Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai has confirmed 90 per cent of the construction of its pavilion, Snow Cape, has been completed. Following the announcement of the postponement of Expo 2020 Dubai, the structure has been prepared to withstand the extension period and the remaining construction activity, including the interior fit-out works, is scheduled to resume in April 2021.

Severi Keinälä, Commissioner General of Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai, said of the progress made so far: “Our decision to postpone the final construction elements of our pavilion was made to ensure the final aesthetic elements are as fresh as possible for the October 2021 opening. In particular, the exterior membrane of the pavilion will be added closer to the opening date, as this white surface is what will bring our Snow Cape to life. Once construction resumes next year, our touchless KONE elevators and sliding doors will be installed and preparations will begin on the exhibition space and interior design.”

Severi Keinälä

Snow Cape is located within Expo 2020 Dubai’s Mobility District and the construction activities are being managed and executed by the Swiss pavilion construction specialist, Expomobilia.

The main theme of Finland’s participation in Expo 2020 Dubai is ‘Sharing Future Happiness’. Visitors will be taken on an interactive journey to discover the origin of Finnish happiness, nature and technological innovations through Finland’s key strengths, which include nature and sustainability, education and know-how, and functionality and wellbeing.