10 May 2021
During the Expo 2020 Dubai, Austria’s history of innovation and its vision for a more sustainable future is set to be praised for its striking pavilion. It is made up of a 9,000-year-old soil called loam. The pavilion also includes ventilation and house workshops and installations.
Commissioner general for the pavilion, Beatrix Karl explained that it gives out a strong signal for climate protection, combing ecology and technology. “The sustainable, responsible use of resources has a long tradition in Austria. Expo 2020 Dubai will be the biggest event in the world this year and will thus provide a global podium for the key questions of our time,” she said.
“Austria makes sense,” is the pavilion’s tag.
In addition to the pavilion, four imposing entrance gates are being displayed at the Expo, constructed by Vienna-based Unger Stahlbau - one of the most successful steel construction companies worldwide. A glass sculpture designed by Austrian artist Thomas Medicus is another example of the Austrian excellence that is being demonstrated during the Expo.
“We want to use this forum to showcase prototypical future scenarios for climate and resource-efficient buildings of tomorrow,” Karl said.
The Dubai Expo will take place between October 20, 2021 to April 10, 2022, and will have the theme of Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.