In talks with Hubert Michaudet, CEO

Urban Canopee will be exhibiting its latest products at Urban Design and Landscape Expo in Dubai. We spoke to the CEO, Hubert Michaudet; here's what he told us as he prepares to participate to the largest dedicated platform for the Urban Design & Landscape industry in the Middle East.

Hubert Michaudet
Hubert Michaudet

What products will you be showcasing at the event?

We will be showcasing Corolle, the first green urban furniture.

What value do these products bring to the region’s landscape industry?

The Corolle is a self-standing, connected and lightweight green structure deploying smart and autonomous plant canopies in areas where planting directly in the ground is not an option.
This green piece of urban furniture is alimented and controlled by solar-powered sensors, using solar energy to automatically irrigate climbing plants, creating a canopy of up to 50 m².
With a minimal footprint for a very large shaded area, and without impacting the existing infrastructures and networks, the Corolle is a very practical and movable cool island solution.

Why is it important for you to do business in the Gulf region?

The Corolle is intended for regions with a lot of sun, little vegetation and limited access to water making it perfect for the Gulf region.

Is there something you are really looking forward to in the pipeline?

To install the new concept of Corolle with local plant species, UAE being a window for all GCC countries.
The scientific data thus obtained will demonstrate the value of developing Corolles in urban areas.

How will it benefit customers to see you at the event?

We will show a 1:4 model of Corolle, the CEO will be present on the stand and we will display and explain the advanced technology which has been used to elaborate the Corolle.

About Urban Canopee -

Urban Canopee offers innovative solutions to fight climate change and heat waves by deploying smart and autonomous plant canopies in areas where it is difficult to grow trees. These lightweight structures are alimented and controlled by solar-powered sensors, using solar energy to automatically irrigate climbing plants, creating a canopy of up to 50 M2

Meet with Urban Canopee at Urban Design and Landscaping Expo - Location: Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Stand No. A138

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About Urban Design & Landscape Expo

23 - 26 November 2020, Dubai World Trade Centre

The Middle East’s premier trade show for urban green spaces.

Middle East's only dedicated trade fair for urban, green and open spaces,  the Urban Design & Landscape Expo returns from 23-26 November to the Dubai World Trade Centre as part of The Big 5, the region's largest construction event.

Addressing Municipalities, government bodies, landscape architects and designers, property developers, parks and resorts, contractors, as well as engineering and building consultants, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo will feature both local and international exhibitors, as well as a broad educational agenda in 2020. 

Organised by dmg events, the event will feature a wide range of landscape and urban design solutions spanning from garden & street furniture, to outdoor lighting, kitchens and water features; machinery and equipment for construction and maintenance of outdoor spaces; outdoor materials and components; irrigation and drainage; sports and playgrounds; landscape design, planning & consulting; and a specialist sector including grassing and planting in buildings, trees transplanting and maintenance, and soil regeneration, among others. 


About dmg events 

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.

We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business through face-to-face events.

dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry-leading events in the energy, construction, hospitality & design, coatings and transportation sectors. ADIPEC, The Big 5, Gastech, EGYPS, The Hotel Show and INDEX are the company’s flagship events. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.

Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.