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SPAIN – Acciona Producciones y Diseño will design the Spanish Pavilion at the 2017 Astana Expo

The Spanish Pavilion will have a total surface of 868 m² presenting the past, present and future of Spain’s exploitation of its natural resources, in addition to the need to treat the planet and its energy sources in a responsible and sustainable manner. The design and execution of the Pavilion will include several types of audio-visual productions: immersive, sensorial and synchronised.

Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) – the public agency responsible for managing Spain’s presence at World and International Expos – has chosen Acciona Producciones y Diseño (APD) and Frade Arquitectos to design and execute the pavilion that will represent Spain at the 2017 Astana International Expo (Kazakhstan).

The Spanish Pavilion, as part of the 2017 Astana Expo theme “Energy for the future”, has defined its own leitmotiv as “Spain, Energy for the Planet” and the contents of the pavilion will focus on transmitting the relevance of the climate change problem and the initiatives to tackle it that are being carried out in our country. It will be distributed on one single 8m-high floor, and it will represent the past, present and future of Spain’s exploitation of its natural resources, in addition to the need to treat the planet and its energy sources in a responsible and sustainable manner. The central area of the pavilion will be designed as a large square or forum and arranged around it will be a series of houses of different historical periods in Spain, a metaphorical representation of the “global village”.

Acciona Producciones y Diseño has also been chosen to develop and implement the exhibition content for the first and second floors of the National Pavilion of Kazakhstan, designed as an eight-level sphere. Each level is dedicated to a type of energy: hydraulic, space, solar and wind, biomass and kinetic. The top level will inform visitors about the future of Astana –Kazakhstan capital in 2050-. The National Pavilion of Kazakhstan – nation hosting the Expo – will be the focal point of the Exposition and will hold the permanent Museum of Energy.