June, 2021: In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in the UAE and The Galleria Al Maryah Island, the Swiss Pavilion successfully bought today the “Swiss Fog Magnified” installation to the heart of Abu Dhabi; giving the capital’s residents a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of the journey awaiting them in the Swiss Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. The installation, created by Bellprat Partner, the creative Swiss agency responsible for the pavilion’s design and scenography at Expo Dubai, is running in The Galleria Al Maryah Island for one week until 15 June 2021.
HE Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE and Bahrain inaugurated the installation in the presence of Mr. David Robinson, General Manager at The Galleria Al Maryah Island.
Inspired by the pavilion’s theme “Reflections” at Expo 2020 Dubai the “Swiss Fog Magnified” installation presents itself with a white and open cubic structure. Over a thousand crystal glass droplets hanging from a mirrored ceiling offer an abstract interpretation of the Swiss Pavilion highlight: the Sea of Fog. When entering the installation visitors find themselves in the middle of a fog blanket.
HE Massimo Baggi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the UAE & Bahrain, said: “The Swiss Fog Magnified reflects one of the key elements awaiting the visitors of the Swiss Pavilion; which is an emotional experience centered around authentic Swiss fog. We are pleased to bring this installation to The Galleria Al Maryah Island as it’s a great opportunity for the capital’s residents to learn more about the Swiss Pavilion. We are looking forward to welcoming you in our pavilion in October 2021”.
Mr. David Robinson, General Manager at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, said: “It brings us great pleasure in hosting the “Swiss Fog Magnified” installation at The Galleria Al Maryah Island and be the first shopping mall in Abu Dhabi to showcase it ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai. We’re incredibly excited to bring this truly unique and inspirational experience to our guests’– where else can you enjoy world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment whilst experiencing this exquisite art installation in the heart of Abu Dhabi?”
The selected Swiss project ‘Reflection’ at the Expo 2020 Dubai was designed by the Swiss project team OOS AG (architecture), Bellprat Partner AG (scenography) and Lorenz Eugster Landscaping GmbH (landscaping) and built by general contractor Expomobilia.