Oman has unveiled the design and theme of its pavilion for the mega Expo 2020 Dubai event. The theme ‘Oman – Chances Throughout Ages’ will bring to life the sultanate’s story of national progress through an exploration of the healing, connecting and unifying power of frankincense.
The eye-catching design of the pavilion is inspired by Boswellia sacra, the tree from which the precious resin is harvested.
With an asymmetrical, flowing form that is reminiscent of the tree’s low, shade-giving branches, the structure appears to envelop and protect life, said a statement from Expo 2020 organisers.
The healing, connecting and unifying power of frankincense will enliven the scenes at the Oman Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, they stated.
For the past 5,000 years, frankincense has been valued for its power to lift spirits and encourage wellbeing.
Transported by intrepid navigators who journeyed across land and sea, the resin was traded through a vast network of business partnerships and international friendships, transcending languages, cultures and continents, said the organisers.
Visitors to the pavilion will pass through five zones, illuminating how frankincense contributed to Omani advancements in transportation, knowledge, manufacturing, sustainability and exploration.
Designed to connect minds across time and space, this journey will feature both large-scale, high-impact moments, as well as subtle interactive experiences created using Oman-developed augmented and mixed reality technology, said senior Omani officials.
This modern telling of the story of Oman will be rooted in respect for the nation’s past, inspired by its innovative present and shaped by its optimistic vision for the future, they stated. Located in Expo’s Mobility Thematic District, the Oman Pavilion will showcase the country’s outward-looking nature, talent, expertise, innovative spirit and youthful population, as well as its valuable resources and stunning natural beauty.-TradeArabia News Service