UMAR Unit at Expo 2020

The Future City Lab at the 2020 Expo Dubai German Pavilion. (c) 2020 German Expo Pavilion

UPDATE: This exhibition has been postponed due to Covid-19 restriction to October 1st, 2021 – March 31st, 2022.

The Urban Mining and Recycling Unit (UMAR) by Werner Sobek with Dirk E. Hebel and Felix Heisel will be featured at the German Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai as part of the Future City Lab. The exhibition will be based around the research on circular materials and their construction details done by CCL and the Professorship of Sustainable Construction at KIT Karlsruhe. More about the Future City Lab and the exhibition concept can be found in the excerpt from the organizer’s website below:

CAMPUS GERMANY will take visitors on a journey through the Energy Lab, the Future City Lab and the Biodiversity Lab. Everyone will follow this “curriculum”, giving them the opportunity to progressively deepen their knowledge as they go. Once they have become “experts” in these three areas, they will have moved considerably closer to the goal of sustainable living.

The individual exhibition spaces have been designed to create an impressive whole and an immersive experience. In the darkened Energy Lab, “energy cables” will pulsate with energy supply solutions for the future. In the Future City Lab, visitors will become part of an intricate urban landscape that completely surrounds them. In the Biodiversity Lab, they will experience the beauty and vulnerability of nature beneath a suspended installation of magnificent proportions. Each lab will create an immersive experience that will stay with visitors – not only in their minds but also, doubtless, on thousands of smartphones and then on social media.

More here.