Austria laid the foundation stone for its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai at a ceremony recently attended by Government Commissioner Beatrix Karl and Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai, Najib Mohammed Al Ali.

According to a statement issued yesterday, the concept of “moderation and diversity” will be present in the slogan of Austria, which distinguishes its participation in «Expo 2020 Dubai», where the innovative suite will combine the best practices of Arab and Austrian and innovative construction methods, to create a smart combination of resources Various areas of vital life.

“We are delighted to welcome Commissioner-General Beatrix Karl and the entire team at Expo 2020 Dubai during the groundbreaking ceremony for the Austria Pavilion,” said Najib Mohammed Al Ali, Executive Director of Expo 2020 Dubai. We are also looking forward to seeing Austria's innovative and fruitful construction efforts come true on the ground as we continue our journey together to launch Expo 2020 Dubai in less than a year, which will be a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. ”

Economic partner

Government Commissioner Beatrix Karl stressed that the UAE and Austria are almost equal in population and area, pointing out that the UAE is Austria's most important economic partner in the Near East and Middle East.

“The economic interdependence between the two countries is becoming increasingly stronger. In the UAE, for example, there is interest in Austria's high-tech solutions, including innovations in the construction and environment sectors. As a result of the growing interest in health awareness, the Austrian organic food industry is in an important position, where products are manufactured to the highest health and environmental standards. ”

Unconventional idea

According to the statement, Austria presented an unconventional idea: 38 conical shapes will be collected to form a beautiful composition on a plot of 2,400 square meters. The height of the structure will be between 6 and 15 meters, cut from the top and laminated with plaster, thanks to the use of the world's oldest building materials, and the use of intelligent cooling technology for ventilation with wind towers, so the Austria Pavilion will provide a relaxed atmosphere inspired by nature.

National Day of Austria

The statement pointed out that the most prominent participation in Austria's participation in «Expo 2020 Dubai» will be during the Austrian National Day on 12/11/2020. On this day, Austria will present to the international Expo audience some local customs as well as various art and cultural works.

Austria's pavilion will take visitors through spectacular spatial chains on an inspiring journey of discovery that combines sensory and digital experiences in a harmonious entity.

The Austrian Pavilion is expected to be located at the Expo 2020 Dubai within the Opportunity Zone and will provide insights and insights on topics that affect our society today. The design and construction of Austria's pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be carried out by 100 Austrian companies, while participation will be funded by the Federal Ministry for Digitization and Business Sites (BMDW) and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ).

Extensive cultural program and musical events

Austria will retain its own exhibition space for creative initiatives and inspiring solutions from Austria. The work program of the Austrian Partnership will address key issues related to the economy, youth and tourism, these global issues for now and in the future.

There will be an extensive cultural program with exhibitions and musical events. Various events such as talks, debates or exhibitions, in collaboration with other pavilions, are expected to provide an opportunity for cross-disciplinary and cross-border discussions, pointing to concrete future scenarios, and current innovations that are widely accepted.

100 companies will implement the design and construction of the Austria Pavilion.

Austria will present its local customs, artistic and cultural works.