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German Pavilion,


Contributing to outstanding acoustics in
the German Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai


Challenge. Create. Care.

The World Expo is one of the oldest and biggest events on the planet. Every five years, a city takes its turn to host the occasion, which lasts six months at a time and invites every country in the globe to take part in showcasing the best of what they have to offer.

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Its aim is to help people and nations across the Earth learn by sharing ideas, at the same time demonstrating innovation and further paving the path for progress in fields such as technology and architecture. The Expo 2020 was organized by Dubai with the theme ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’ at its core and took place from 1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022. Due to the covid pandemic the event was postponed for a year.


The German Pavilion at the Expo 2020, Dubai was designed by LAVA. The architects described the design as an ensemble of suspended cubes, a forest of steel poles, covered by a floating roof. And behind these visually exciting design elements, everything from the intelligent use of local climatic conditions to materials reuses to connectedness is sustainable.

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Heraklith supplied 800 m2 of Tektalan A2 SmartTec boards to support the requirement for outstanding acoustics whilst creating a fire safe construction. Our Tektalan A2 boards have a Euro fire classification of A2-s1,d0 as a standard. The combination of wood wool and a rigid rock mineral wool slab has been tested according the EN 13501-1 norm for a variety of applications:


  • Installed directly onto concrete
  • Installed to a rib soffit
  • Installed to a wooden/ metal latticework with air gap


The fire classification for Tektalan boards has been attested A2-s1,d0 for all of these applications.​​​​​

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At the German pavilion our boards were mounted directly to concrete. When mounted directly to concrete, Tektalan A2 boards serve as a heat shield and protect the integrity of a construction. As when mounted directly onto concrete our Tektalan A2 SmartTec boards offer a fire resistance of up to 180 minutes (REI 180). The construction ensures a safe visit at all times.

The Expo in Dubai has ended on March 31st. To read more on the German Pavilion


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