The Irish Family-owned Brogan Group provided Access solutions to help build the Ireland Pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai alongside 26 other National Pavilions. The worldwide expo, which opened its gates at the start of October, sees 192 countries showcasing their nation through bespoke pavilions until the 31st March 2022.
The Irish theme ‘Island of Inspiration’ was chosen to celebrate the Irish Scientific, the Fantastic and a Global Ireland, which Brogan Group itself are an example of, with divisions in Dublin, London, Dubai and Saudi Arabia.
Brogan Group used their Scaffolding expertise on the project to help construct this national ‘beacon’ designed by the Office of Public Works’ Architects led by State Architect Ciarán O’Connor and Assistant Principal Architect Ger Harvey, with inspiration taken from the Irish Neolithic and Western medieval architecture in the design.
Rory Connolly, General Manager UAE, Brogan Group said: “It has been an honour helping build the World Expo’s celebration of unique architecture, culture and inspiring innovations across the globe, an event that has been going on for 170 years and this year in Dubai welcomed 192 nations. Thanks to all our team for their efforts on delivering access on such a varied and time-sensitive project.”
The Irish Pavilion is one of many that Brogan Group worked on as a part of the expo build, where they provided Access solutions to build 27 national pavilions and 8 Public Service Projects, including the lifting of the centrepiece Al Wasl Plaza dome, which stands 130m wide and 67.5 metres high.
Brogan Group have also been at the forefront of the growing demand for Mast Climber and Hoist access solutions in the Irish market in recent years utilising their extensive experience in powered access, combined with traditional Scaffolding, working on some of the largest construction projects in each region.
Pictured above: Al Wasl Plaza dome.