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

About The Big 5

The Big 5 is the construction event providing leading-edge innovation, knowledge, and business opportunities for industry players around the world to connect, grow, and succeed.

Taking place annually in Dubai since 1979, the event has launched hundreds of thousands of products boosting the expansion of emerging markets. It has facilitated partnerships, advanced knowledge and industry best practices, while serving as the gateway for international companies to access the Middle East, Africa and South Asia regions.

The Big 5 covers the full construction cycle; not only does it showcase products across dedicated sectors, it also runs alongside nine specialised events enabling industry professionals to source building solutions from around the globe for every stage of the construction projects: The Big 5 Heavy, Middle East Concrete, Windows, Doors & Facades Event, Gulf Glass, HVAC R Expo, The Big 5 Solar, Middle East Stone, the Urban Design & Landscape Expo, and FM Expo.

The event includes high-level summits, practical seminars, CPD-certified workshops, and The Big 5 Impact Awards to foster collaboration, support best practices, and provide effective solutions to today’s industry challenges.

The Big 5 is organised by dmg events and is free to attend for all pre-registered visitors. 


To know more, visit www.thebig5.ae

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.

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DMGT manages a portfolio of companies that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment. The Group takes a long-term approach to investment and has market-leading positions in consumer media, insurance risk, property information, education technology, energy information and events & exhibitions. In total, DMGT generates revenues of around £1 billion.