Member since: 09 Apr 1997
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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. The 164th General Assembly of the BIE formally recognised Horticultural Expo 2021 Doha, which will be organised on the theme "Green Desert, Better Environment".
ThemeNew Energy Horizons
AwardGold - "Exhibition Design" Category - pavilions between 400 and 700 m2
National Day27 Jun 2017
“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.
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.
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 typeSelf-Built Pavilion
ThemeSowing Sustainability. Innovative Solutions for Food Security
Architect(s)Cityneon (Middle East), WLL
National Day04 Oct 2015
ThemeRhythm of Life -Traditional Seasons between Desert & Coast
LocationIndian Ocean Cluster
AwardBronze - "Theme Development" Category - pavilions between 250 and 750 m2
National Day08 Jun 2012
ThemeAmbitions of the Present and Aspirations of the Future
AwardBronze - "Creative Display" category - Pavilions Category C
National Day20 Oct 2010
ThemeA Country for which Water is the Essence
LocationPabellon oasis y desiertos
National Day18 Jun 2008
LocationGlobal Common 1
National Day02 Sept 2005