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German Pavilion Expo 2020 ground breaking ceremony in Dubai

Infra News - Published on Thu, 18 Apr 2019

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With one and a half years to go until Expo 2020 Dubai opens its doors, the German Pavilion invited guests and members of the media to a ground breaking ceremony on the plot where CAMPUS GERMANY will come to life over the coming months. After the ceremony, Commissioner General Dietmar Schmitz and his team presented some of the sustainability exhibits that will be on show and the pavilion’s climate management system. While the ground was being broken in the desert in the UAE, the new website for Germany’s presence at the upcoming world exhibition went live in Cologne.

Koelnmesse is in charge of coordinating all of the preparations on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy and will run the pavilion in 2020-2021. The ground breaking ceremony on the German plot, right next to the host pavilion of the UAE, highlighted the fact that work on the German Pavilion is well on schedule.

Visitors will “enrol”, like at a university, and then embark on a curriculum that takes them through a Future Energy Lab, Future City Lab and a Biodiversity Lab to “graduate” in an exciting show at the end of the tour. This graduation will be a milestone for everyone – full of emotion and knowledge, with a multitude of possibilities and opportunities for sustainability combined with an appeal to take advantage of them. Each of the graduates will take on an active role on a mission to use their newly acquired knowledge to shape the future, true to the Expo theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future”.

Superconductors, solar power from concrete and mini invaders Dietmar Jähn, a managing director at agency facts and fiction, which shares responsibility with NÜSSLI Adunic for the concept design, planning and realisation of the German Pavilion, brought three examples from the CAMPUS GERMANY curriculum to Dubai. The Cologne-based agency is in close contact with more than 30 research institutions, universities and companies to develop a crowd-pleasing, inspiring and well-thought-out showcase of pioneering innovations for a sustainable future.

AmpaCity, a project by Essen-based company innogy, is the only superconductor in the world that is already integrated into grid operations. The underground cable links together two transformer substations, a kilometre apart, in Essen city centre, transmitting electricity with almost no loss. This technology innovation is based on German physicist Johannes Georg Bednorz’s discovery of high-temperature superconductors, for which he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1987. AmpaCity replaces up to five conventional 10,000 volt cable systems. Superconductors are also capable of transmitting large volumes of electricity at low voltage, reducing the number of substations needed and freeing up valuable urban space for other purposes. In view of the huge potential this technology offers, AmpaCity is truly a paradigm shift for the energy supply of the future. The project will be on display in the Future Energy Lab at CAMPUS GERMANY.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 18 Apr 2019
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