We are Energy

Location Kazakhstan
Year 2016
Functions Exhibition
Status Competition 2nd Prize
GIA ~700m2
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In our competition entry for the EXPO 2017 Astana, visitors should try to balance in a playful manner a moving rocker.
People should get aware that they are decisively involved in the conservation as well as in the consumption of the energy-balance. –WE ARE ENERGY!

The interactive installation is meant to raise awareness and is also a signal for people, organisations and nations to work together across borders on the global challenges of the future.

In our competition entry the decentralised providers as „energy islands“, different forms of production or simply the single person as potential source of energy-key word „Energy Harvesting“- should stand in the centre of energy production.


As basic structure of the “looping” rocker acts a water basin, which is surrounded by projection surfaces

Water is one of the flagships of Austrian energy generation… we generate energy out of water…

we save energy using water…water is part of our natural and cultural landscape.

The moving rocker is surrounded by vertical belts that are directly connected with the tilting motion of the installation. By means of the opposing motion, the experimented balance is intensified. Major points are integrated in the medial installation. The created water noises of the installation are recorded and played directly or time delayed in the pavilion. 

Graphic concept

In the graphic concept, Austria puts the visual focus on its great landscapes always in combination with the people-uniting slogan of the contribution, which is presented in giant letters on the façade. The transversal horizon of the mountain lake panorama transmits the topic energy/balance.


Our aim is that the visitor is subject to an audio-visual overall experience and at the same time is actively part of it.


After the EXPO 2017 Astana the rocker can be taken to Austria and subsequently be used as a touristic attraction at a lakeside.

Subsequent use

Wirtschaftskammer Österreich

Josef Perndl

Dominik Guggenberger

Bollinger Grohmann Steiner 

TEAM h&s
Klaus Molterer
Rana Mhalla