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Member since: 09/04/1997

Since Specialised Expo 1991 Plovdiv, the State of Qatar has actively participated in World and Specialised Expos. It became a Member of the BIE in 1997. Its participation has been rewarded on several occasions, including a Bronze Award in its category at World Expo 2010 Shanghai, and a Gold Award at Specialised Expo 2017 Astana for the design of its presentation. Qatar organised Expo 2023 Doha, the first Horticultural Exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the first to be held in an arid climate.

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Participation in Expos

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
A country making its mark on the region and the world
Architect(s)
Santiago Calatrava
Size (m2)
900
Location
Jubilee
Award
Bronze – Architecture & Landscape - pavilions smaller than 1,750m2
Theme
New Energy Horizons
Size (m2)
458.50
Award
Gold - "Exhibition Design" Category - pavilions between 400 and 700 m2
National Day
27/06/2017
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“New Energy Horizons” is the theme of Qatar’s pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, reflecting the country’s ambition to minimise its carbon footprint while advancing its economy, driven by exports of oil and gas.

The pavilion welcomed visitors with animated wall displays depicting the country’s evolution over time, from its ancestral traditions to the discovery of the oil and gas, and the development of Qatar as a vibrant and modern economy. Qatar’s advancements in green technologies – notably solar power – were then showcased using a series of interactive video screens.

Qatar Pavilion - Astana 2017

Visitors then followed a spiral corridor detailing the country’s efforts to promote happy, healthy and sustainable lifestyles, with a combination of wall displays, touchscreens and virtual reality experiences providing information about preserving precious resources and reducing waste.

The spiral led to a circular hall of mirrors that introduced the concept of “Human Energy” and the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030: human, social, economic, environmental. Combined with light effects and interactive screens, visitors were invited to contribute to a wish list for a greener planet.

Qatar Pavilion - Astana 2017

Engaging the youngest visitors, the pavilion also featured a children’s activity room with computer games and colouring books in line with the Future Energy theme. 

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Sowing Sustainability. Innovative Solutions for Food Security
Architect(s)
Cityneon (Middle East), WLL
Size (m2)
2,451
National Day
04/10/2015
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Theme
Rhythm of Life -Traditional Seasons between Desert & Coast
Size (m2)
441
Location
Indian Ocean Cluster
Award
Bronze - "Theme Development" Category - pavilions between 250 and 750 m2
National Day
08/06/2012
Theme
Ambitions of the Present and Aspirations of the Future
Size (m2)
2,000
Location
Zone A
Award
Bronze - "Creative Display" category - Pavilions Category C
National Day
20/10/2010
Theme
A Country for which Water is the Essence
Size (m2)
372
Location
Pabellon oasis y desiertos
National Day
18/06/2008
Size (m2)
648
Location
Global Common 1
National Day
02/09/2005

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