- Location Urban District
Visit the ‘Desert Nest’ of Qatar and see the well-known ‘pigeon towers’ of the country. Traditional shapes are combined with modern techniques and materials on the pavilion. Discover Qatar’s vision, developments and innovations to transform the desert into the perfect place for green and sustainable cities.
Floriade Expo 2022 is officially closed
Floriade Expo 2022 was open from 14 April to 9 October. The Expo has since closed; the Floriade site is now being further developed into the new green city district Hortus.
Qatar won a Special Award at Floriade closing ceremony
The Desert Nest exhibition is inspired by nature and life in the desert, offering a forward thinking vision for sustainable ways to live in harmony with the environment. “Everyone was made to feel welcome in Qatar. Not only could you experience the amazing pigeon towers – the tallest 3D printed tower – you could also taste coffee and dates and try on traditional dresses. It was like being in Qatar yourself and they provided a great way to welcome visitors to their own A1 World Horticultural Expo in Doha opening in just one year’s time.”
Qatar uses 3D printing with sustainable materials to build their pavilion. Discover the greenification that Qatar envisions, to transform a desert to a fertile land full of vegetation, as the perfect base for a healthy city.
Returning to nature
The construction methods are designed to return as many of the pavilion's materials as possible to nature at the end of the Expo.
The design of the pavilion was inspired by the well-known 'pigeon towers' of the country. These towers originally provided a resting place in the desert for pigeons on migration.
In two of the four towers, exhibitions will be held that tell the story of the pigeons on their migration with modern techniques such as holograms.
2 September: National Day Qatar
On 2 September, Qatar was proud to share a slice of their culture with folk dance and musical performances, traditional delicacies and portraits by artist Hayfa Alsada.