Project 2/16 Completed

Austrian Pavilion

Award:1st prize in competition
Location:Dubai (UAE)
Area:1600 m²
Scope:landscape design
Cooperation:Green4Cities GmbH
General planner:querkraft architekten zt gmbh
Client:WKO Österreich, BMDW

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the EXPO business, visitors to the Austrian Pavilion will find a place to slow down and relax with pleasant climate, daylight and references to nature. The pavilion offers space to reflect a common and better future and promotes a careful and respectful use of our earthly resources. The building designed by querkraft architekten is inspired by historical wind towers and the climate-regulating properties of traditional Arab clay architecture. The combination of local building tradition and intelligent climate engineering from Austria reduces the energy requirement by more than 70 percent, compared to buildings of similar type and use. 38 intersecting cones of different heights form the unmistakable shape of the Austrian pavilion. Arranged around three green courtyards, exciting and unique space sequences with different atmospheres are created both inside and outside.

  • site | maps and aerial photo
     site | maps and aerial photo
  • ground view
     ground view
  • aerial view | photo © Dany Eid
     aerial view | photo © Dany Eid
  • north facade | photo © expo2020dubai
     north facade | photo © expo2020dubai

The landscape design is an integral part of the building's climate and energy concept. More than 40 trees arranged in and around the cones provide natural shading and support a healthy and cool microclimate in and around the pavilion through natural evapotranspiration. Fog rings and steles, high-pressure mist nozzles in the densely planted exhibition courtyard and fans create a multi-sensory and refreshing experience. The climate choreography is automatically controlled depending on the ambient temperature and can thus support the microclimate in a resource-saving manner. The floor is designed as a mineral-bound, unsealed and water-permeable covering that can be laid right up to the tree trunks and allows for targeted and easy irrigation as well as the immediate use of rainwater.

  • photo © KFLD
     photo © KFLD
  • VIP courtyard | photo © KFLD
     VIP courtyard | photo © KFLD
  • sky view | photo © KFLD
     sky view | photo © KFLD
  • detailed design plans
     detailed design plans
  • photo © Andreas Keller
     photo © Andreas Keller
  • queueing area | photo © Andreas Keller
     queueing area | photo © Andreas Keller
  • entrance area | photo © Andreas Keller
     entrance area | photo © Andreas Keller
  • tree pit planning
     tree pit planning
  • sky view | photo © Carmen Egger
     sky view | photo © Carmen Egger
  • entrance area | photo
     entrance area | photo
  • design diagram
     design diagram
  • exhibition courtyard | photo © Andreas Keller
     exhibition courtyard | photo © Andreas Keller
  • exhibition courtyard | photo © Andreas Keller
     exhibition courtyard | photo © Andreas Keller
  • shadow studies
     shadow studies
  • queueing area | photo © Andreas Keller
     queueing area | photo © Andreas Keller
  • sky view | photo © KFLD
     sky view | photo © KFLD
  • planting details
     planting details
  • bucida molinetti | photo © Carmen Egger
     bucida molinetti | photo © Carmen Egger
  • exhibition courtyard | photo © Fabian Kahr
     exhibition courtyard | photo © Fabian Kahr
  • shadows | photo © Carmen Egger
     shadows | photo © Carmen Egger
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