Sunday, April 14, 2024

Expo 2017 Astana Conceptual Designs

By James Ogul

With Expo 2017 Astana just two months from opening conceptual designs for many of the 115 participating countries are beginning to be revealed. Budgets for these pavilions range up to several million dollars and participating countries hope to attract and tell their stories to audiences in the millions.  Expo 2017 Astana will open June 10 and will close September 10.  Here is a sampling.

Courtesy EXPO-2017 Astana

Commissioner: Dietmar Schmitz

Theme: “Energy on Track”

Design: mac messe- und ausstellungscenter Service GmbH (implementation, construction) along with two partners, the Insglück Agency of Berlin (concept content, exhibition, media) and the architectural firm gtp2 Architekten of Düsseldorf (spatial concept, architecture)

United States
Courtesy USAP Expo 2017

Commissioner: Ambassador George Krol

Theme: “The Source of Infinite Energy”

Design: USAP Expo 2017 overall project manager along with BRC Imagination Arts responsible for exhibit design and fabrication.

Courtesy EXPO Austria 2017

Commissioner: Richard Schenz

Theme: “Future Energy –With Brain, Heart and Muscle Power”

Design: BWM Architekten, Julia Landsiedl, GERHARD BAUER

Courtesy Japan External Trade Organization

Commissioner: Tomiyasu Nakamura

Theme: “Smart Mix with Technology”

Design: Exhibition producer: Asatsu-DK Inc.; exhibition designer/ construction is MURAYAMA INC.

United Kingdom
Courtesy UK Department for Internal Trade

Commissioner: Rt. Hon. Charles Hendry

Theme: “We Are Energy”

Design: British Architect Asif Khan, Construction of the UK Pavilion in Astana is being led by Nussli

Courtesy China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

Commissioner: Wang Jinzhen

Theme: “Future Energy, Green Silk Road”

Courtesy BIE

Commissioner: M. Julien Cellario; Pavilion Director: M. Yvan Crovetto

Theme: “Mirroring the Future”

Since retiring from the US State Department in 2011 after a 30+ year career in world expos, James Ogul ([email protected]) has remained on the scene in an advisory and consulting role. He writes regularly for InPark Magazine about world’s fairs. See his free online book, Tales From the Expo.

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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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