Designed by the architectural firms Atelier Perez Prado and Celnikier & Grabli Architects on the specific theme of "Lumière, Lumières" ("Light, Enlightment"), the French Pavilion reflects the commitment of the French Republic to be an actor of change for an ambitious ecological transition.
The French Pavilion is an example of respect for the principles of bioclimatic architecture. This is reflected, for example, in the choice of materials and a circular approach, considerably limiting the building's carbon footprint. One of the particularities of the Pavilion is its ability to be dismantled and reused.
The building will also be almost self-sufficient in energy during the six months of the World Expo, combining low energy equipment with renewable energy, produced by the 2,500 m² of solar tiles integrated into its façade.
For the construction of the building, BESIX France was able to count on the services of OTE Ingénierie and Six Construct, BESIX Group's Middle East subsidiary.
In addition to its eco-building qualities, the French Pavilion features various technical feats, including a spectacular 1,800 m² interior façade. Its panoramic terrace also offers a unique view of the Expo site.