Querkraft architects from vienna are the creative minds behind the austrian pavilion at the expo in dubai. We spoke to owner and partner Gerd Erhartt about what makes a life successful expo appearance, the climate concepts of the future and the importance of emotional connection in designing a more sustainable future.

At people who throw their rubbish out the window. At everyone still gleefully drinking water from a plastic bottle. At politicians whose solutions only look good on the surface. And at everyone that has stopped thinking and acting independently. With his “7Oceans” project, he wants to better protect the oceans. Not just because he loves them – but because all of our lives depend on it.