The Moroccan pavilion, “one of the best at Expo 2020 Dubai”, reflects opportunities in a young, innovative and constantly developing country, writes Arab-Brazilian news agency ANBA.
“Opportunity in a young, innovative and ever-evolving country is the business of the pavilion, reflecting Morocco’s commitment to a more sustainable future for the planet. The pavilion provides one of the best expo experiences,” said the same source. said.
And to add to it, with seven floors, the Moroccan pavilion at the Universal Exposition, which attracts many visitors, is made of clay and inspired by the villages of southern Morocco. The country also presents its argan oil, its art and its quest for sustainability.
Situated in the “Opportunity” district, the 4,000-square-metre and 33-metre-high building was designed by Moroccan architect Tariq Oualou and built entirely of clay, using a traditional Moroccan construction technique in adobe, in which the clay was buried. is compressed. wooden box. This Amazigh technology helps regulate internal temperatures in hot and dry places, reports the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, the press agency explains.
“The journey begins with a two-minute video showing images of the state, its symbols, people, cuisine and landscapes. Then, visitors are taken by a large elevator to the seventh floor, and from there, they descend the corridors through an inner courtyard into a ramp that looks like a spiral”, details the same media.
In the first room, the pavilion invites visitors to discover a replica of the oldest Homo sapiens skull ever found, which dates back to 315,000 years. The discovery was unveiled in 2017 by a team of researchers from the National Institute of Archeology and Heritage in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.
The Moroccan Pavilion also tells the astonishing story of the argan tree, revealing how important argan oil is to the local economy and a unique product that can only be found in Morocco.
The press agency also focuses on a medicine room (traditional pharmacy) with the aromatic aroma of herbs and spices grown in the country, providing a unique interactive and aromatic experience.
An original work of art was created by the artist Hassan Darsi especially for the Moroccan Pavilion. In a game of light, shadow and wood colours, it is possible to intervene in the African continent, suggests the ANBA.
Nearby, in a room filled with doors typical of Morocco, the pavilion reflects the country’s intention to move toward sustainability data and a carbon-free energy model.
The government aims to increase the share of energy generation from renewable sources to more than 52% by 2030, recalls the same source, which also returns to small galleries of modern works of art by artists.
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