The Qatar Pavilion at Expo 2020, created under the theme "Qatar: The Future is Now," reflects the country's pioneering position in leading change, given its vision and experiences. Located in the sustainability district, the pavilion encourages the world to unite in creating a sustainable future, while taking every step to make the world a better place, symbolizing the country's progressive outlook for the future, while remaining true to its culture and heritage.
Designed by internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the pavilion depicts the four elements of Qatar's coat of arms: two crossed and curved swords, a dhow and an island with two palm trees. Visitors can experience Qatar's past, present and future through multiple technologies, including mirror screens, holographic projections, 3D mapping and transparent LED screens.
The pavilion's theme, "The Future is Now," clearly expresses the nation's ambitions and sets the stage for a culture that is deeply rooted, proud of its past and looking forward with hope. Visitors will learn about Qatar's developments and achievements in various sectors, including education, arts and culture, innovation and technology, as well as learn about Qatar's Vision 2030, in addition to preparations for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and the country's hosting of the 2023 International Horticulture Exhibition - which will expand cooperation with international partners, strengthen existing partnerships and create new ones to drive investment and prosperity.