• Since Seville 92 World Expo, the company has completed 71 pavilions for various countries and organisations in main World and International Expos held to date.

DUBAI :  ACCIONA Cultural Engineering (ACE) culminated its exhibition works for World Expo Dubai 2020, being responsible for the exhibition implementation of 54 Expo projects and featuring 34,895 m2 of exhibition space. Works consists of 51 pavilions, six Biomimicry Micro-museums as well as Airports Welcome Desks and Mall Kiosks, located at the three international airports and main malls across United Arab Emirates, with the aim of selling tickets, provide information about Expo Dubai 2020.

This huge project portfolio includes two of the biggest attractions of Expo 2020: Terra - The Sustainability Pavilion and the United Arab Emirates Pavilion, the pavilion of the host country, which has been developed in joint venture with Empty.

Since its origin, the history of ACCIONA Cultural Engineering has been closely linked to global exhibitions. For 30 years, since the Universal Exposition of Seville (Expo '92), ACE has designed and implemented all kind of scopes in pavilions and spectacles for different countries and organizations in majority of World and International Exhibitions.

The company has participated in nine Expos and has successfully delivered 71 pavilions for various countries and organisations in the majority of the Universal and International Expos held to date.

Daniel Orti, ACCIONA Cultural Engineering’s Middle East Director says: ACE’s success results from its capacity to understand that an exhibition project is more than just the sum of their parts. The knowledge of the whole process is crucial to identify high-priority elements and milestones in order to meet the schedule. The process needs to be carried out always taking care of the Quality standards, the interrelations among the different disciplines and the sensitivity in the value add by each Participant, the true protagonists of the exhibition.”

ACCIONA Cultural Engineering creates unique, memorable visitor experiences that stimulate emotions and awareness with a lively, instructive approach.

Daniel Orti adds: “Our mission is to reach the highest possible of standards of quality in all our activities. When working for Expo projects we have always to go even further in the creative processes and the application of state-of-the art technologies. The latest, the more innovative and creative projects are showcased in these events”.

As proof of its commitments, ACCIONA Cultural Engineering has received some of the most renowned international design awards, highlighted by the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Award, the Red Dot Design Award, the iF Communication Design, the New York Festival and the Art Director’s Club Award for creativity, innovation and the use of cutting edge technology.

At Expo 2020 Dubai, ACCIONA Cultural Engineering is responsible for a wide range of works across Expo pavilions including the United Arab Emirates and Spain Pavilions (in joint venture with Empty), Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, 47 Thematic District Pavilions, the Youth Pavilion and six Biomimicry Micro-museums.

Daniel explains ACE’s goals: “Managing 54 Expo projects that features 34,895 m2 of exhibition space, plus putting together more than 20 subcontractors from three different continents and 23 nationalities working together in order to achieve the best performance for Expo has been and enormous challenge that we have successfully overcome”.

The company has been also in charge of the design, fabrication, installation and maintenance of the Welcome Desks and Mall POS Kiosks for Expo 2020, located at the three international airports and the main malls across United Arab Emirates. The main objective is to raise awareness, sell tickets, provide information about the exhibition and promote Expo 2020 as a must-see destination, always showcasing the creative and innovative spirit of this event.


Images copyright:
UAE Pavilion: © Empty APD JV | Mika Cartier
Spain Pavilion: © Empty APD JV | José Carlos Navarrete

ACCIONA Cultural Engineering is a leading company in developing large-scale projects with a high technological and interactive component in museums, exhibitions, expo pavilions, events, brand experiences, multimedia shows and interior design projects. Founded in 1990, the company today has a team of 200 employees in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East. The company has a portfolio that includes projects in 40 countries across five continents and has been given 130 awards for creativity, innovation and sustainability.


ACCIONA is a global company, leader in the provision of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy. Its business offer includes renewable energy, water treatment and management, eco-efficient transportation and mobility systems, resilient infrastructures, etc. The company has been carbon neutral since 2016. ACCIONA recorded sales of €6.47 billion in 2020 and has a business presence in more than 60 countries.

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