ISG delivers fit out for Expo 2020 Dubai

Expo2020 Dubai - Media Centre

Providing state-of-the-art facilities for the world’s media throughout the six-month duration of the Expo.
  • Procurement Route
  • Completion Date
    July 2021
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Form Of Contract
    FIDIC 1st edition 1999
  • Project Manager
    Mace/ Jacobs
  • Structural Engineer
  • Area
    82,000 sq ft
  • Program Duration
    29 weeks
  • Architect
  • ME Engineer

ISG completed several commercial projects for Expo 2020 across Parcel A, Parcel C and Parcel G. This included 8 floors of the Media Centre; VVIP lounges and viewing platforms; Expo Government, Ceromancies and Bureau International des Expositions offices; as well as several media and radio studios.

These benchmark facilities will be recognised on an international level through a combination of high-quality, cutting-edge technology coupled with an attractive, exciting, and operationally efficient working environment. 

ISG delivers fit out for Expo 2020 Dubai

The Expo 2020 Media Centre

ISG was appointed as the main contractor to provide the Expo Media Centre (EMC) facility for Expo 2020. The EMC encompasses 82,000 sq ft of purpose-built campus, providing state-of-the-art facilities featuring cutting edge technology for the world’s media throughout the six-month duration of the Expo. The shell and core designed building will be a central hub for monitoring and controlling all of Expo’s events, across 8 levels of Al Wasl Plaza and is inclusive of:

  • TV & Radio Rooms
  • Production Rooms
  • Master Control Room
  • Editing Suits
  • Green Room 
  • Interview Rooms 
  • Press Briefing rooms

“The Media Centre is a strategically important asset and provides a platform for global audiences to experience the Expo wherever in the world they may be. We are thrilled to have successfully delivered this vital technical infrastructure. Our expertise in this highly specialised type of fit out is prized across the region and the media centre is a high-profile addition to our growing portfolio of technically advanced projects.”

Steve Ramsden, Managing Director for Southeast Asia and Middle East

ISG delivers fit out for Expo 2020 Dubai


  1. Acoustic requirement
  2. Covid-19
  3. Tight program requirement
ISG delivers fit out for Expo 2020 Dubai

Solutions delivered

  1. ISG along with our MEP sub-contractor appointed AME (3rd party acoustic consultant) to review the design prior to engineering and construction commencing on site. A full report was prepared highlighting the findings which were discussed and agreed within a workshop with the consultant WSP. All measures agreed upon during the workshop were then reflected within our shop drawing submissions
  2. COVID-19 was a major challenge throughout the project and despite have up to 21 positive cases throughout the project ISG kept managed to keep the site open without any lost time and received recognition from EXPO PMC for the procedures we implemented and the reports issued
  3. Due to the tight time constraints associated with the project ISG implemented a program where we essentially split the project into two halves (L1 to 4 & 5 to 9) with separate sub-contractor teams and supervisors assigned to each of the two areas