At about five months to the beginning of Expo 2020 Dubai, the Italy Pavilion, now completed in its external part, was presented today.
The installation’s flagship are three large overturned hulls made thanks to the contribution of Fincantieri and painted in green, white, and red by Boero, forming a record tricolor: the largest ever seen in Italy's history.
For the occasion, it was held a live-broadcasted ceremony with the participation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio. During the event, it was also unveiled the most accurate reproduction ever made of Michelangelo’s David using high-level digital techniques, which was placed in the Pavilion a few days ago.
A team of technicians and researchers from both the university and industrial world participated in the project, led by the Commissioner for Italy's participation in Expo 2020 Dubai, the Museum of the Accademia Gallery in Florence, and the Ministry of Culture.
Beyond the reproduction of Michelangelo's David, the Italy Pavilion at the first Universal Exposition in the Arab world (October 2021 - March 2022) will host light installations based on innovative technologies designed by Enel. In addition to representing functional and valuable elements of the Pavilion, the lighting system will also have a strong symbolic content, creating luminous scenographies that highligh responsible energy consumption practices.