76.7 million dirhams allocated to prepare its pavilion at the "Exhibition"

Austria organizes 100 events during "Expo 2020 Dubai"

  • During Expo 2020, Austria will showcase its strengths in various fields.

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The Commissioner-General of the Austrian Pavilion, Beatrix Karl, confirmed that the Expo 2020 Dubai is an important opportunity to contribute to creating a better future and reunite the world again, after the Corona pandemic imposed restrictions that isolated countries from each other.

Karl told "Emirates Today" that the pavilion, with its slogan "Austria awakens the senses", will organize 100 events designed to help visitors to the global event discover Austria, noting that a budget of 17.8 million euros (about 76.75 million dirhams) has been allocated to support her country's participation in the event. Dubai Expo.

an opportunity

In detail, Beatrix Karl, Commissioner-General of the Austrian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, said that Austria views the upcoming global event as an opportunity to reunite the world again, after the "Corona" pandemic imposed restrictions that isolated countries from each other.

She added that this huge event provides the ingredients required for humanity to highlight its best innovations, solutions and inspiring ideas towards a better future. It will also be a unique opportunity to address many outstanding issues and reach important conclusions at various levels.

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Karl indicated that "Expo 2020 Dubai" will be the link between East and West, and the stage in which Austria presents its innovations on the international scene through digitization, digital transformation and innovation, as well as some of its future inventions.

She stated that during the exhibition period, Austria will show its strengths in various fields, such as: new technologies, education, e-government, life sciences, security systems, especially security in the digital space, as well as innovative transportation solutions.

And Karl continued: “We are confident that Austrian innovations and solutions can play a major role in overcoming the challenges generated by steady change, instability in society, science, and the economy, whether caused by the “Covid-19” pandemic or any other reasons. .

better future

Karl said: "We see (Expo 2020 Dubai) as an opportunity to contribute to creating a better future and make it available to all, in addition to highlighting Austria's position as a strong and reliable partner in the Middle East."

She explained that "under the slogan (Austria Awakens the Senses), we are planning to plan a wide range of events designed to help visitors discover Austria, experience some of its experiences in the UAE, and provide a comprehensive picture of modern Austria and its rich history of innovation."

She added, "We planned to hold 100 events spread over many topics such as cultural performances, business, discussions, workshops for youth, theatrical events, tourism events, in addition to Austrian National Day celebrations."

finance

Karl pointed out that Austria's participation in "Expo 2020 Dubai" is funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, with a budget of 17.8 million euros (about 76.75 million dirhams) to support this participation.

Presence

Karl stated that more than 100 Austrian companies are present at Expo Dubai to design and build the Austrian pavilion, and its dedicated iLab exhibition, adding: "At the present time, Austrian companies are seeking to leave their permanent mark on the site (Expo 2020 Dubai). ) thanks to its strength and innovation, while emphasizing the possibilities of sustainable construction through its future-oriented innovations.”

She said: "Many Austrian companies have succeeded in leaving their mark on the Expo 2020 site, including Unger Stahlbau, which is part of the team that built the four entrance gates at the exhibition, and the Austrian company Raintime, A company focused on fog technology, its innovations will protect the Austrian Pavilion and its public from high temperatures, as well as Rubner Holzbau, a company specializing in high-end timber-framed buildings.”

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Karl added that "there are other companies such as Stora Enso, a supplier to Cross Laminated Timber, and Austria-based Tilly, which undertakes the carpentry work, and is providing the site with three-layer panels of wood. Natural, as well as PORR, which has had a strong presence in the UAE for many years, and Doka, which focuses on future construction methods;

and Helios, an Austrian social enterprise working in the field of water purification and the development of climate projects, was selected as part of the "Expo" program for global best practices.

• Financing of Austria's participation in "Expo 2020 Dubai" by the Ministry of Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber.

Austria Pavilion..a meeting place for innovative and creative ideas

The Austrian pavilion, located in the Opportunities area at Expo 2020 Dubai, is a place where innovative and creative ideas meet, in addition to being a link between different visitors through a variety of events.

The various stations within the pavilion will provide the opportunity for visitors to experience Austria first-hand through experiences that simulate the senses of sight, hearing, smell and touch, using interactive technology techniques.

The pavilion consists of 38 white cones, made of prefabricated concrete parts, rising to varying lengths, and is inspired by the traditional Arab wind towers.

The building presents an innovative example of how traditional Arab building methods are combined with modern Austrian innovations, as evidenced by the reliance on natural building materials and an approach that relies on the smart and low-tech use of means.

The traditional mud layer, which covers the inner walls of the pavilion, provides a pleasant and pollutant-free climate.

Beatrix Karl:

• “Austria views the event as an opportunity to reunite the world again, after the pandemic imposed restrictions that isolated countries.”

• «Austria confirmed that (Expo Dubai) provides the ingredients required for humanity, to highlight the best it has reached in the field of creativity».

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