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Austria unveils 'unusual' design for Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

European country says 38 interlocking cones will blend on a 2,400 sq m plot to form a harmonious structure

Austria unveils 'unusual' design for Expo 2020 Dubai pavilion

The cones are between 6 and 15 metres high, cut off at the top and plastered with clay.

Austria has unveiled an unusual concept for its pavilion being built on the Expo 2020 Dubai site - 38 interlocking cones blending on a 2,400 sq m plot to form a harmonious structure.

The cones are between 6 and 15 metres 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.

A groundbreaking ceremony for the Austrian pavilion took place recently in the presence of Beatrix Karl, Government Commissioner, and Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, executive director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau.

Karl said extensive activities are planned to further deepen the bilateral relations between Austria and UAE, as well as the whole region, adding that the UAE is his country's most important economic partner in the region.

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.”

The highlight of Austria’s Expo 2020 participation will be Austria Day on November 12, 2020. On this day, Austria will present itself to the global audience with actively cultivated customs as well as interdisciplinary art and cultural accents.

An Innovation Lab (iLab) will host lectures, temporary exhibitions and more and the exhibition inside the Austria pavilion will take visitors on a journey of discovery through spectacular spatial sequences, bringing together sensory and digital experiences into a coherent structure.

The pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai is located in the Opportunity District and showcases ideas and visions on socially relevant topics of our time.

A total of 100 Austrian companies will be present at Expo 2020 Dubai.

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