Austrian Pavilion at EXPO 2020 in Dubai
The skin of the pavilion consists of around 60 intersected truncated cones of the same size and cut straight at different heights. In the interior, the conical shapes unfold an aesthetic that plays with light and shadow. A shady inner courtyard with water and plants will be an integral part of the pavilion tour.
At the centre of the Austrian Pavilion is the question of an attentive and respectful use of earthly resources. Sustainable building materials such as clay and sand are perceived as an opportunity. The dialogue with local building traditions and intelligent climate engineering enables a radical reduction of conventional air-conditioning technology and thus makes a significant contribution to the energy debate.