KSA Pavilion for World Expo 2017 | Design, Development and Operation

 

We designed, developed and operated the Saudi Pavilion for the World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Expo 2017 was themed around  Future Energy and we worked to showcase Saudi Arabia’s role and commitment to shaping future energies in the Pavilion through creative design and content. We were responsible for the design of the Pavilion and worked with Hypsos to realise its construction and installation.

Visitors to the Pavilion were immersed in the Saudi’s rich cultural heritage and were taken on a journey towards its bright energy future.

Through stunning aerial footage, visitors were transported to contemporary Saudi Arabia. The immersive film surrounded visitors and projects – a visual spectacle that showcased the diversity and vibrancy of the Kingdom. Projected onto a 7m high wall with 27 angled surfaces, the film highlights Saudi Arabia’s many and varied landscapes, technologies and value of its main resource; the people of Saudi Arabia and their role in shaping the country’s future. Visitors were able to try on Saudi traditional dress for themselves inside the Pavilion and experience another side to the country’s culture.

We recruited and trained the Guides for the Pavilion in Kazakhstan. Throughout the three months long Expo we operationally managed the Pavilion, working with a team of 40 Kazakh Guides who exemplified the spirit and hospitality of Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Pavilion continued to be one of the top five most visited pavilions and welcomed an astonishing 742,000 visitors over the course of the event.

All images are courtesy of Hypsos. 

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FabLab Dharan

Enabled by Saudi Aramco and the Deanship of Scientific Research in King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals, FABLAB Dhahran is a community-driven maker space with a mission to bring ideas to life. 

Championing the maker movement in Saudi Arabia, FABLAB Dhahran is a creative maker space packed with the latest in digital fabrication equipment. It enables a collective of like-minded people to design, fabricate, code, engineer and assemble pretty much anything they can think of. Projects can range from developing a prototype, all the way through to a complex patent invention.

Our team led the design and operational set up of Saudi Arabia’s first FABLAB. We continue to lead a skilled and motivated team who deliver maker events, fabrication workshops and weekly school visits.

Fab Lab Dhahran

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Saudi 2050

Saudi 2050 is a show-stopping touring exhibition that engaged and inspired thousands and motivated visitors to consider what role they can play in securing the Kingdom’s energy future.

Saudi 2050 features hands-on exhibits, futuristic objects augmented by digital technology, and a tactile multimedia interactive where visitors create their own innovations guided by scientists and futurists.

TalentS|KCA led the design and delivery for the project. We continue to tour the exhibition internationally to events which have included the the COP 18 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar, and to the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.COP 18 UN Climate Change Conference in Doha, Qatar and to the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. The exhibition has also been installed in shopping malls, science centers and festivals.

Saudi 2050 Exhibition – معرض السعودية 2050

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KA.CARE Showcase

The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) is building a sustainable future for Saudi Arabia by developing a substantial alternative energy capacity fully supported by world-class local industries.

To encourage the most talented Saudi students studying around the world to consider K.A.CARE as a career pathway, K.A.CARE wanted a travelling showcase that shared many of their own dynamic, collaborative and cutting edge characteristics.

KA.CARE – An organic Technological Oasis

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Mishkat Interactive Center

Under the auspices of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE), Mishkat is dedicated to inspiring a new generation of Saudi Arabian innovators.

Through world-class exhibitions and programs, Mishkat equips young people with the knowledge, skills and motivation to help secure a bright energy future for our changing world.

To date, more than 90,000 children have visited the ground-breaking center in the heart of Riyadh, and many more have been reached through its travelling exhibitions and outreach programs.

Our team led the design, content and operational planning for this world-class initiative. We continue to lead an ever-developing team to deliver a transformational visitor experience, and work in partnership with international experts, local audiences and the scientific community to make learning an engaging and enjoyable experience for all.

The Making Of Mishkat – قصة معرض مشكاة التفاعلي

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