Select your language

Member since: 17/12/1930

There has been a German presence at World Expos since the first – the 1851 Great Exhibition in London. As an active participant in Expos, Germany was one of the 31 countries that signed the Paris Convention of 1928 that created the BIE. Germany’s involvement in Expos has continued ever since with regular participation in Expos and the organisation of World Expo 2000 in Hannover. Germany has also been host to two Specialised Expos (Expo 1957 in Berlin and Expo 1965 Munich), and five Horticultural Expos.

Host country

Participation in Expos

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Campus Germany: An engaging look at an environmental trailblazer
Architect(s)
LAVA, facts and fiction
Size (m2)
4,561
Location
Sustainability
Award
Gold – Theme Interpretation – pavilions larger than 2,500m2
Show More

Theme
Energy on Track
Size (m2)
1,000
Award
Gold - "Theme Development" Category - pavilions larger than 700 m2
National Day
12/07/2017
Show More

 

Ahead of the opening of Expo 2017 Astana, the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) asked Dietmar Schmitz, the National Commissioner of the Pavilion of Germany, about the country’s participation.

Germany is one of the leading countries in the development of advanced technologies in the field of renewable energy. How will the Expo 2017 theme "Future Energy" be interpreted in your pavilion?

D. Schmitz: Our pavilion puts the Energiewende (energy transition) “Made in Germany” at the centre, focusing on expansion of renewables and increase in energy efficiency. We will present what is already possible today with innovative technologies and processes, for example in solar energy, wind power, geothermal and hydro power. We have interactive exhibits and current examples from Germany to show the impact of changing to renewables on everyday life, from smart homes to mobility.

We will also take a look at the energy supplies of the future, and present ways of moving forward in areas such as smart networking and energy storage.

Germany Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

What does Germany want to showcase at Expo 2017 Astana?

D. Schmitz: The German Pavilion will present an attractive mix of entertainment and information, showcasing Germany’s skills and expertise in solutions to ensure future energy supplies for our planet. We will address both the experts and the general public, including families and children of all ages.

The narrative of our exhibition is based on the idea of zooming in – from the global perspective to the bird’s eye view to the local approach, down to the individual human being and his or her energy. A major aspect of our pavilion is that we actively involve visitors. All the exhibits invite them to touch and try out.

The emotional highlight of the pavilion is the Energy Show, which focuses on the main drivers of the energy transition – human beings. The setting is a twelve-sided room where visitors get together to activate a spectacular laser show with amazing images. This shared experience stands for the power of the individual in cooperation with other individuals, and is intended to whet people’s appetites for a new energy era.

Germany Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

What image of Germany do you wish to leave in the minds of visitors?

D. Schmitz: We want to present Germany at the Expo as a competent and reliable partner for future energy supply, playing an important part in know-how transfer, as one of the leading industrial nations. Apart from that it is our goal to present Germany at Expo 2017 Astana as a welcoming, attractive and hospitable country. That naturally includes the German restaurant with typical regional dishes and an attractive cultural programme. We would also hope that our presentation of the states of Germany and their numerous tourist attractions will arouse people’s interest in Germany, making them curious to find out more about our country.

Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Fields of Ideas
Architect(s)
SCHMIDHUBER
Size (m2)
4,913
Award
Gold - "Theme Development" category - pavilions larger than 2,000m2
National Day
18/06/2015
Show More

Theme
Seavolution
Size (m2)
1,000
Location
Atlantic Ocean Cluster
Award
Gold - "Theme Development" Category - pavilions larger than 750 m2
National Day
15/06/2012
Pavilion type
Self-Built Pavilion
Theme
Balancity : A City in Balance
Architect(s)
Schminhuber + Partner GbR/Milla & Partner Gmbh
Size (m2)
6,000
Location
Zone C
Award
Gold - "Theme Development" category - Pavilions Category A
National Day
19/05/2010
Theme
A Journey on Futuristic Rafts
Size (m2)
1,000
Location
Edificio Viento
Award
Gold - "Thematic aspect of the pavilion" Category - pavilions larger than 750 m2
National Day
19/06/2008
Theme
Bionis
Size (m2)
1,620
Location
Global Common 3
Award
Gold - "Content" Category - pavilions larger than 1296 m2
National Day
13/04/2005
Theme
Timber, glass, steel and tension
Architect(s)
Wund Gruppe
Size (m2)
24,000
Location
Pavilion Est
National Day
03/10/2000

bie logo footer


34, Avenue d'Iéna, 75116, France

E:  [email protected]

Τ: +33 (0) 1 45 00 38 63

F: +33 (0) 1 45 00 96 15