Bold Buildings: Building with wood

Smart City Sweden:   Welcome to this event on wooden construction, sending live from Dubai and Stockholm!

As part of the Swedish Pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai, Smart City Sweden is inviting you to an event on wooden buildings and construction.

For two days, you will get the chance to learn more about wooden construction, the benefits of building with wood and the technology behind it. You will be able to listen to and interact with some of Sweden’s top experts in the area and get inspired to build with wood.

The theme of the event is ‘Bold Buildings’ and experts will demonstrate best practices from Sweden when it comes to industrial wooden buildings in Sweden, including one of the highest wooden buildings in the world.

It is possible to join the event live at the Expo 2020 Dubai or digitally.

The event is held from 15-19 GST/12-16 CET on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2021.

Sign up by registering here. 


We are looking forward to seeing you at the event!



2nd of November

15.00-16.30 GST/12.00-13.30 CET, Wood: the climate-smart alternative

16.30-17.40 GST/13.30-14.40 CET, Implementing wood: Municipal wooden strategies

17.40-19.00 GST/14.40-16.00 CET, Bold Buildings: Best practices from Sweden


3rd of November

15.00-16.20 GST/12.00-13.20 CET, Smart & Safe Buildings

16.20-17.40/13.20-14.40 CET, Healthy & Sustainable Buildings

17.40-19.00 GST/14.40-16.00 CET, The Future of Wood





From desert to forest - Minister for Foreign Affairs saw the result

News:  The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ann Linde, visited the Forest. It was during her time as the Minister for Trade that Sweden’s Expo journey began in 2017. Last time she was at the pavilion it was only desert.

Nordic piano concert for peace

News:  A peace concert with piano music from the Nordic countries was held at the Swedish pavilion, as part of the “Nordic Piano Music Week” at Expo . “The special thing with visiting Expo 2020 Dubai is that we spread the Nordic music”, says the Swedish pianist John Nalan.

The Green Skeikh visited the pavilion

News:  "The Green Sheikh" of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi, entertained visitors at the Swedish pavilion with a talk as part of the series of speaking events during Water Week.

She will be representing UAE in the "Stockholm Junior Water Prize"

News:  Mishal Faraz was the winner of Water Alliance Associatios "RE-NEW Our World Student Water Innovation Challenge 2022". On Thursday she presented her "The Water Bottle Project" at the Swedish pavilion.

Electrical boats invented in Sweden

News:  The Water Week at the Swedish pavilion ha begun. A serious of events is taking place on the Co-creation stage. On Thursday Konrad Bergström, founder of X Shore, who makes hundred percent electrical boats.

Event to raise awareness about importance of forests

News:  “The forestry sector is a sector that can eventually make a huge difference”, says Ismahane Elouafi, Chief Scientist at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and moderator of the event that took place at the Swedish pavilion on the International Day of Forests.

Join the event on International Day of Forests

News:  The International Day of Forests will be celebrated in the pavilion on March 21. In the video you will hear Fredrik Ingemarson, Moderator of the International Day of Forests, talk about some of the highlights.

Regional meeting for Swedish ambassadors

News:  Swedish Ambassadors to the Middle East region had their regional meeting at the Swedish pavilion. It was an opportunity for them to meet but also visit their second countries pavilions.

Swedish cuisine - check out tutorials and innovations

News:  What do you know about the traditional Swedish cuisine and the new innovative food technology? Find out in the videoclip.