The Australian Pavilion, designed by Brisbane architects bureau^proberts, is inspired by the cumulus cloud, a feature of the Australian landscape. bureau^proberts describes the structural elements of the cloud as characterising the way in which Australia is home to multiple cultures that unify and enhance our nation. It is in this way that the Australian pavilion can be seen as a place of gathering and welcome.
Sustainability is present in the Australian Pavilion through the use of Australian-made composite laminate timber and Australian smart water saving technologies that track water consumption throughout the building in real time.
The Australian Pavilion immerses visitors in the history of Australia's diversity, taking them on a journey through Australia's ingenuity and innovation over thousands of years, linking ancient Indigenous skills with modern discoveries and inventions. The story of the Australian Pavilion embodies Australia's optimism, ambition and ingenuity. It celebrates Australia's diversity and collaboration and envisions a future of infinite possibilities based on 60,000 years of innovation. Visitors to the Australian Pavilion learn why Australia is the experience of a lifetime.
Overlooking the forecourt, the top floor of the Australian Pavilion hosts a strategic program of events and discussions to strengthen networks, explore trade and investment opportunities and encourage collaboration around global challenges.
Australia is known for its open and outward-looking business economy. Taking advantage of trade and investment opportunities is a key priority for Australia at Expo 2020 Dubai.