空气是食品和人类健康的一个必要组成部分，并且也是生态平衡的一个指标。从奥地利的空气和优秀的元素开始，奥地利馆将让游客有机会接触到奥地利新面貌的同时，也将有机会接触到奥地利最知名的一面。格拉茨Terrain团队的Klaus K. Loenhart创造了一个充满建筑、自然、文化和科研独特体验之旅的空间。展馆营造了一个小规模的奥地利森林，每小时将提供62.5千克的新鲜氧气，馆内没有过滤器和空调，但也足以给1800人提供一个健康的理想环境。它好比是一个绿色的肺，激发人们对于纯净世界的渴望，提供更高的生活质量，展示了用植树造林来对抗全球森林衰退的典型案例。
Austria is world-renowned as a country of culture, with a high standard of living. Austria’s key aim at the Expo Milano 2015 is to reinforce its reputation worldwide as an attractive place to live. Inside its 1,910 square meter exposition site, it showcases the naturally high standards and recreational spaces that make it so well-regarded.
Its positive image are enriched by new elements, such as the landscape and climate, playing a key role in driving awareness around the use of sustainable resources.
A large quantity of food is already produced with sustainable techniques and the range of organic products available to consumers in supermarkets is higher than anywhere else in Europe. Encouraging strong connections between producers, sellers and consumers is central to Austria’s thematic itinerary of food sustainability; its cuisine is the result of its cultural characteristics, being Austria a culturally independent country within the German-speaking world. Another feature of its exposition is the purity of its climate, air and environment.
The Design of the Pavilion
Air is an essential component to the health of food and humans and it is an indicator of ecological balance. Starting with the element of air, of notable excellence in Austria, the Pavilion will give visitors the opportunity to connect with the most well-known aspects of the Country, while discovering new facets. Klaus K. Loenhart of the team Terrain of Graz, has created a space where architecture, nature, culture and research come together in a unique experiential journey. The pavilion creates a small scale Austrian forest that provides 62.5 kilograms of fresh oxygen every hour, without filters or conditioners, which is enough for 1,800 people in an ideal climate, providing wellness and absorbing CO2. It is a green lung that induces the desire for a cleaner world, offering a model for urban practices that can ensure a higher quality of life and demonstrating the benefits of a reforestation policy against the global decline of green areas.