Opening of the EXPO in Dubai

The EXPO 2020 in Dubai, the first world exhibition in an Arab country, will pose the question of future visions, concepts and technologies about living together in an increasingly networked world under the theme “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

In line with this theme, the Austrian pavilion offers the optimal space to engage in a multicultural dialogue on issues of a sustainable future.

The interplay of local building tradition and climate engineering from Austria makes it possible to largely dispense with conventional air-conditioning technology in the hot desert climate. Compared to buildings of a similar type and use, energy demand has been reduced by more than 70 percent.

The construction of the pavilion consists of eight different types of prefabricated elements. After the EXPO in Dubai, the cones will be dismantled into their individual parts and reassembled at another location in the Arab region.

See also our project Austrian Pavilion at EXPO 2020 Dubai

Architecture: querkraft architekten

Structural design: werkraum ingenieure

Photos: querkraft architekten/ Kieran Fraser Landscape Design / Ars Electronica Solutions