Fraser Randall

UAE Pavilion at The Milan Expo 2015 National Media Council

Location: Milan, Italy
Services: Project and Cost Management
Value: 50 Million Euros
Completion: 2015

The UAE Pavilion in Milan represents the biggest single management project Fraser Randall has undertaken from start to finish. Two 12-metre high walls entice visitors into the experience of the United Arab Emirates Pavilion in Milan. The winding ramp entrance resembles a canyon, textured like sand dunes and leads the way through a series of media cubes, which explain the problems the country faces with ‘feeding the planet’ and ‘energy for life’, the theme of Expo 2015. The main golden drum auditorium holds a 180-degree video projection which then unveils a digital theatre behind, incorporating a Musion foil, multi-layered projection, audio, show lighting and real moving objects.

Appointed at project inception, Fraser Randall project managed the building shell and core from ground works to completion, managing contractors from UK, China, Italy and Europe. Management roles covered client management, consultant management, content management, project management of the basebuild works, construct management of the exhibition fit-out and cost management of the entire project.

The FR team had a full-time on-site presence from June 2014 until opening in May 2015 and the pavilion can accommodate over 7,000 visitors per day. Designed using LEED principals, the pavilion will be demounted and reconstructed in the energy-efficient, carbon-neutral city of Masdar, UAE.

Images: Fraser Randall / Clay Interactive