Austria presents draft EXPO 2017 pavilion
The participants of EXPO 2017 are preparing their national pavilions. Austria was one of the first countries to receive a venue in the Expo village. The Expo organizing committee signed a document on allocation of 870 square meters for the European country's pavilion so they could present their developments. The Austrian pavilion is very unusual. As planned by the designers, it is a man who creates the future of energy and, at the center there will be a "Power Machine", which will move when visitors enter the pavilion. Some installations will demonstrate how much energy it takes to make a cup of coffee or to watch a TV. According to the architects, this will give a clear understanding of how difficult it is to produce energy, so in the future people could be more thoughtful when consuming it.
HELMUT DELLER, DIRECTOR, EXPO PAVILION, AUSTRIA:
About 30 Austrian companies will present their products and their developments regarding the theme "Future Energy". EXPO is, indeed, a unique platform for developing cooperation in "green" technologies on a global scale.
The Austrian pavilion will be constructed in the near future. A competition will be organized for this purpose. According to the Austrian side, the preference will be given to the Kazakh companies in order to cut transportation expenses. Austria is as interested in green technologies as is Kazakhstan. Austria is planning to increase the use of energy efficient resources and cut carbon emissions by 2030.
Sieglinde Spanlang, CONSUL, AUSTRIAN EMBASSY:
We have many houses with solar panels. We have a huge power station that will help us accomplish the goal of 34%.
The Austrian participation in the EXPO 2017 is not limited only to a pavilion. The main building of the exhibition – the sphere has been construsted with participation of the Austrian company. Its developers have made about 400 solar panels that will light up the main building. In addition, four Austrian companies entered the "zone of best practices" in the EXPO 2017. Experts say that Austria is pleased to present its experience and ready to be in the area of "green" energy cooperation, and the upcoming exhibition is an ideal opportunity for the fruitful work in this area.