The Solar Decathlon Middle East is also a great opportunity to present some Italian excellences in the United Arab Emirates.
It is a young country, not even 50 years old, which is rapidly becoming one of the most important economic and investment centers in the world, gaining importance on the international scene day after day.
Dubai is a always-on-the-move city, in constant change, where it is possible to meet and confront with the latest news and trends in every field. A place to look at also in preparation of important events such as The Dubai Expo 2020 which theme sums up all these concepts: Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.
In these days we are having numerous meetings with professionals and institutional representatives, local or international, who want to know more about the projects of the various teams: sustainable architecture is a topic interesting to everyone.
Restart4Smart was inaugurated in the presence of the General Italian Consul in Dubai Valentina Setta and the manager of the Miur – Federico Cinquepalmi, but in these days also the Italian architect Mario Cucinella came to discover the Solar House, while visiting in Dubai to participate at the Design Week and the friends of Superbia Domus, who have been living and working in Dubai for years, a perfect example of an Italian company specialized in luxury interior design, that invests in this market.
His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, President of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and his Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and the Environment (TBC), are two of the representatives of local institutions present in these days, also extremely interested in the features of Restart4Smart.
In Dubai there are also many partners who have collaborated in the Solar House, to finally see the work of Team Sapienza compleated: Knauf, Whirpool, Verde Profilo, Ilevia and obviously Forme d’Acqua, selected by La Sapienza University of Rome for the fountain of the central patio of the house.
Flora of the Le Sirene collection, an innovative and technological indoor fountain, has become the meeting point for visiting the house: the flow of water captures the attention and its innovative and technological features, combined with those of the house, are the starting point for presenting the project.