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Expo 2020 Dubai

We were engaged by Open Lab to design and engineer all acoustic finishes throughout the five-floor building to ensure the acoustics supported the intended use of the various spaces. The main atrium space was a performance area with a central water feature and each of the gallery spaces on each floor was open to the atrium. The top floor was a corporate area for meetings and gatherings.

DP World Expo Pavilion: Headliner
DP World Expo Pavilion: Headliner


The water feature in the main atrium was a significant noise source that could impact the gallery spaces on each floor. Each gallery space also had local audio systems that had the potential to spill into the main atrium space.

The noise of the guests interacting and moving through the space was also of significance. Guests entered on level 4 of the building and worked their way from floor to floor using the ramp that surrounded the main atrium. 


The modelling and engineering process that Luis undertook determined that acoustic treatment was required on all wall surfaces to control the reverberation time and spectrum ensuring that each gallery space and the atrium audio systems delivered intelligibility to the guests. 

Our work in the corporate spaces on level 5 included specifying glazing systems between meeting rooms, ceiling finishes and wall finishes to ensure a comfortable experience for guests whilst also protecting privacy between and within spaces. 

DP World Expo Pavilion: Projects
DP World Expo Pavilion: Headliner


The people and companies that made it happen.

A huge thanks to Mark and Andy from Open Lab for getting us involved in the project and congratulations for delivering one of the most visited pavilions at Expo 2020 Dubai.

Our Client

The acoustic engineering was done by Luis Miranda with support from Scott Willsallen.

Our Team

DP World Expo Pavilion: Testimonials
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