Georgian pavilion for 2017 EXPO

Repeat use Georgian pavilion for 2017 EXPO

Location: Astana, Kazakhstan
Client: JSC Georgian Energy Development Fund
Commission: 2017
Completed: 2017
Size: 500 m2


From 10 June to 10 September 2017, a special-EXPO (International Specialized Exhibition) will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan, the theme of which is “Energy of the Future”. The Georgian pavilion, created by KOKO architects, presents the present and a vision of the future for the production and transit of energy in Georgia. The main focus of the pavilion is hydro-electricity – Georgia’s largest source of energy both now and in the future – and Georgia’s capacity in the transit of energy, which makes Georgia a key country in the energy network of the surrounding area.

The heart of the pavilion is a huge turbine, the internal blades of which function as light-sources and create a separate room in the middle of the pavilion, where you can learn through energy-themed games. The external blades, fitted with screens, divide the space into separate sections that explain various subjects pertaining to energy and, in a wider sense, Georgia itself. The floor of the pavilion is an energy map of Georgia indicating both the capacity and intricacy of the country’s energy transit network including all the junctions in the system; that is, the larger hydro-electric power plants. The unique solutions in the Georgian pavilion and the interactive and audiovisual content, developed by Motor, will be re-used after the Astana EXPO in Georgia as part of an exhibition about energy.