Green energy and sustainable future practices are being championed at Future Energy, held in the capital of Kazakhstan until 10 September 2017. The first EXPO of its kind held on Central Asian soil focuses on the world’s future energy supply. Rich in raw materials, the country urges transition to a green economy and is regarded as a pioneer of renewable energies and energy efficiency in the region.
115 countries tackle the global challenge with innovative contributions on display at the EXPO. One of the pavilions commissioned by national company Astana EXPO-2017 presents selected reference projects – by both large groups and fledgling international start-ups.
The design, graphic concept and overall coordination of the Energy Best Practices Area (EBPA) are the responsibility of the international creative agency Avantgarde, which also manages the Astana Contemporary Art Pavilion (ACAP).
More is at stake here than the worldwide energy supply.
Energy initiatives inspire a new awareness
A dynamic flow of energy is visible on the exterior façade of the Energy Best Practices Area (EBPA). Inside, it continues through both storeys of the pavilion and five theme areas.
20 outstanding examples of renewable and alternative energies, the use of natural energy resources, energy storage, distribution and traditional energy efficiency are exhibited in a surface area totalling more than 2,500 square metres.
Participating companies include Andritz Hydro, a pioneer and leading international supplier of electromechanical equipment for commercial hydroelectric power stations. And ABB, which spearheads progress in the field of electrification products and power grids.
ABB’s Robotics and Movement area can also be viewed in an artwork by Quayola in the ARTISTS & ROBOTS exhibition in the Astana Contemporary Art Centre. International start-ups like Bioo, Glowee and Hydroz also present their visions of a greener future.
Other innovative approaches, designed to encourage participation and inspire, are displayed in four interactive areas. The entire Energy Best Practices Area is based on interactive perception and digital content.
Visitors are guided through the exhibition with their own smartphones, they can find out in brief or in greater detail about the various exhibits and how many more they can still discover.
At the end, visitors receive their own personal Energy Art Portrait as a small souvenir of the exhibition and reminder of the new energy awareness.