Wednesday 12 August 2020

Austria breaks ground on Dubai Expo 2020 pavilion

DUBAI, November 13, 2019

Austria yesterday broke ground on its country pavilion for the upcoming Expo 2020 Dubai event on its national day (November 12) in the presence of Beatrix Karl, commissioner-general, and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau and other officials.

As part of Austria’s participation in Expo 2020’s Opportunity District, extensive activities are being planned to further deepen the bilateral relations between Austria and UAE, as well as the whole region, said senior officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Karl said: "The highlight of our Expo 2020 participation will be Austria Day on November 12. On this day, Austria will present itself to the international Expo audience with actively cultivated customs as well as interdisciplinary art and cultural accents."

In its pavilion, Austria will display resourceful initiatives and inspiring solutions from the country in a dedicated exhibition area at the Opportunity District, she stated.

On the ties with the UAE, Karl said: "The two countries share almost the same size in terms of population and area, and the UAE is Austria’s most important economic partner in the Near and Middle East."

Welcoming Karl and her team, Al Ali said: "We look forward to seeing Austria’s innovative and exciting construction efforts come to life as we continue our journey together towards a once-in-a-lifetime celebration in less than a year’s time at Expo 2020."

In Dubai, as it was the case of the award-winning contributions in the Milan and Astana Expos, Austria will introduce an unusual concept: 38 interlocking cones blending on a 2,400-sq-m pavilion to form a harmonious structure, said the Austrian officials.

The cones are between 6 and 15 m high, cut off at the top and plastered with clay. Using the world's oldest building material and an intelligent ventilation concept with wind towers, the Austrian Pavilion will naturally provide a comfortable atmosphere, they added.-TradeArabia News Service


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