Nüssli Expo pavilions claim series of awards
12 April 2022 11:50
Despite the pandemic, the Nüssli project teams built ten country pavilions for Expo 2020 in Dubai on time. As the company has now announced, its designs have received numerous nominations and won a total of 23 awards.
In total, five Nüssli pavilions were nominated for a coveted BIE Award, which is presented by the umbrella organization of the expo, the Bureau International des Expositions. In the category of Theme Interpretation, the German and Kazakh pavilions were awarded gold and silver respectively. The Japanese pavilion also won gold in the Exhibition Design category, while silver and bronze went to Austria and China in the Architecture category. The pavilions of Belarus, Germany, Kazakhstan and Luxembourg all received one Honorable Mention across various categories, with the Japanese pavilion even collecting two.
The Austrian pavilion caused a real stir with its remarkable, sustainable architecture. It also won the prestigious Global Architecture & Design Award 2021, the BLT Built Design Award 2021, the Austrian Green Planet Building Award as well as the German Design Award 2022.
According to the information in the press release, the Austrian pavilion used 70 percent less energy than comparable buildings. The structure and facade of the Kazakh building can be largely recycled. And the construction of the Baden-Württemberg House using wood helped to save 200 tons of CO2 in comparison with conventional steel structures. According to Nüssli, these three structures are “a great example of the innovation and sustainability of Nüssli’s pavilion range.