Expo 2020 Dubai Austria Copyright NUSSLI Group keller-fotografie
Expo 2020 Dubai Austria Copyright NUSSLI Group keller-fotografie
Expo 2020 Dubai Austria Copyright NUSSLI Group keller-fotografie

Austrian Pavilion, Expo 2020

An impressive experience for all senses offers the Austrian pavilion at the Expo 2020 in Dubai. NUSSLI Adunic is responsible for its construction.

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The Austrian participation “Austria makes sense” shows a holistic approach, that connects people, technology and nature. Standing on a 2400-square-meter plot in the Opportunity thematic area, the pavilion is in close proximity to Switzerland and China. On behalf of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs (BMDW) and the Austrian Federal Chamber of Commerce (WKO) and according to the ideas of Querkraft Architekten, NUSSLI Adunic, as general contractor, is constructing the entire pavilion.

Architecture with a Playful Appearance

The architecture of the pavilion stands out and makes people think. Thirty-eight conical towers made of precast concrete elements cut off at different heights form the extraordinary structure. Natural building materials, a smart low-tech approach and intelligent climate engineering are part of the pavilion concept which arose out of a dialogue between traditional structural engineering and innovative knowhow from Austria.

Traditional Structural Engineering and Innovation from Austria

The clay plaster in the interior provides comfort and a pollution-free, balanced indoor climate. In the exhibition visitors will experience Austria with all their senses and with support of digital technology in different ways. Visitors will embark on an inspiring expedition through the exhibition that becomes possible by creative use of digitalization and Austrian high-tech solutions.

The iLab knowledge platform presents products, solutions and services Made in Austria. As a place of inspiration, information, innovation and interaction, the iLab can be used for workshops, lectures and other formats. In addition to the exhibition area, the iLab and the coffee house, the pavilion offers a VIP area and a shady courtyard.  

About Expo 2020

Due to the corona pandemic, Expo 2020 Dubai took place one year later. Under the motto "Connecting Minds, Creating the Future," the Expo gates were open in Dubai from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. It was the first World Expo to be held in an Arab and Muslim country. More than 190 countries and organizations presented themselves on the three thematic clusters Opportunities, Sustainability and Mobility, which together had the size of 610 football fields. Almost 25 million visitors, mostly from abroad, were at the Expo in Dubai.





Award Status Category
German Design Award Special Mention Eco Design
Built Design Awards Winner Architectural Design - Sustainable & Energy Saving
Global Architecture & Design Award Winner Sustainable Architecture
BIE Official Participants Award Expo 2020 Dubai Silver Architecture, Self-Built Pavilions Category M
Austria Green Planet Building Award Winner High standards of sustainable construction
EXHIBITOR Magazine's World Expo Award Winner Best Sustainable Design
Urban Design & Architecture Design Award Gold Temporary Structure
Green GOOD DESIGN® Winner Architecture/Urban Planning/Landscape Architecture
Architizer A+Awards Jury Winner Concept / Architecture + Sustainability
Staatspreis design 2022 Auszeichnung Spaces & Environment (Expo VIP Lounge)
2A Veneration and Innovative Achievement Memorial Icon Award Specially Venerated Pavilions Innovative and Transformative Ideas in Architecture
ADC Architecture & Design Community Platinum Winner Pop-ups and Temporary Architecture Built
XAVER Award Bronze Best Supplier Services
reddot design award Winner Design Concept | Architecture

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