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    Expo 2020 Dubai awards: Best pavilions announced

    With over 200 pavilions, Expo 2020 Dubai had much to offer visitors, whether it was stunning designs, innovations or entertainment.

    An official awards ceremony — held on the eve of the closing ceremony — has recognised the best of pavilions.

    The recipients of the Official Participant Awards were decided by an international jury of nine experts in a range of relevant fields. The jury visited each international pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai during the course of two sessions, in January and March of 2022.

    Split into five categories according to the size and type of pavilion, the awards recognise three aspects of pavilions: Architecture and landscape (for self-built pavilions only); exhibition design; and theme interpretation.

    A total of 51 Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards were handed out during the ceremony, which took place in Jubilee Park.

    Awarding participation is a longstanding tradition of Expos, dating back to the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London – the first World Expo. After a pause — during which Expos did not feature awards — they were reintroduced ahead of Expo 2005 Aichi.

    Full list of awards
    Architecture & Landscape

    –  Category A (larger than 2,500m2)

    Gold: Saudi Arabia

    Silver: Switzerland

    Bronze: China

    – Category B (between 1,750m2 and 2,500m2)

    Gold: Netherlands

    Silver: Austria

    Bronze: Gulf Cooperation Council

    – Category C (smaller than 1,750m2)

    Gold: Singapore

    Silver: Finland

    Bronze: Qatar

    Exhibition Design

    – Category A

    Gold: Japan

    Silver: Pakistan

    Bronze: Spain

    – Category B

    Gold: Peru

    Silver: Poland

    Bronze: Egypt

    – Category C

    Gold: Morocco

    Silver: Algeria

    Bronze: Palestine

    – Rented pavilions

    Gold: Mexico

    Silver: Latvia

    Bronze: Montenegro

    Thematic District pavilions – Opportunity

    Gold: Tonga

    Silver: Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Bronze: Fiji

    Thematic District pavilions – Sustainability

    Gold: Seychelles

    Silver: Cambodia

    Bronze: Suriname

    Thematic District pavilions – Mobility

    Gold: Holy See

    Silver: Côte d’Ivoire

    Bronze: Jamaica

    Theme Interpretation

    – Category A

    Gold: Germany

    Silver: Kazakhstan

    Bronze: Italy

    – Category B

    Gold: Oman

    Silver: Hungary

    Bronze: Sweden

    – Category C

    Gold: Malaysia

    Silver: Lithuania

    Bronze: Colombia

    – Rented pavilions

    Gold: Syria

    Silver: Gabon

    Bronze: Vietnam

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