Event & Festival > United Arab Emirates > World Expo 2020 - UAE Heritage and Innovation for the Future

 May 22 2023  

In the video interview featuring Walid Swessi, Ahmad Abdulrahman Bukhash, and Dr. Robert Platt, the discussion centers on the cultural heritage of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The participants delve into several topics, including traditional architecture, pearl diving, and past trade practices. The EXPO pavilion's exhibit, which showcases the UAE's culture and diverse environments such as mountains, deserts, and coastal areas, is also highlighted. The interview explores the features of the UAE's wooden tower house, characterized by a courtyard and a tower for ventilation. Furthermore, Dr. Robert Platt examines the sustainability and versatility of timber as a building material and its application in various pavilions at the Expo. Overall, the interview offers valuable insights into the UAE's cultural heritage, traditional architecture, and sustainable building practices.