This year, for the first time in world expo history, every participating country will have its own pavilion. The opening ceremony takes place on Thursday, 30 September, and the first full day of the expo will also be celebrated with spectacular fireworks.
Since 1851, when the first World Expo – the Great Exhibition – was held in London, World Expos have provided an international platform to discuss the pressing challenges of our time and showcase the nations’ greatest innovations. World Expos can be considered one of the most substantial global economic and cultural events besides the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.
Held between 1 October 2021 and 31 March 2022, the Expo 2020 Dubai is special for two reasons:
it is the largest global event organised since the start of the pandemic and the first world fair to be held in the Middle East.
According to the press release issued by the staff of Expo 2020, this year’s expo will display the most spectacular music and cultural performances in world expo history, built around the three main themes of opportunity, sustainability, and mobility. Sustainability is integrated into every aspect of the event, for example, renewable energy systems with a combined total capacity of 5.5 megawatts are installed on all permanent building projects across the Expo site, and only sustainable materials were used during construction.
The opening ceremony of this “visually stunning and emotionally inspiring event” features the biggest names in the music and entertainment industry, including the world-famous tenor Andrea Bocelli, Grammy-nominated and Golden-Globe-winning actress, singer, and songwriter Andra Day, platinum-selling British singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding, international megastar pianist Lang Lang, and four-time Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, explained director of event management Tárek Goseh.
The Hungarian pavilion is located within the expo’s Mobility section, and
it will host more than 35 cultural events during the 24 weeks of the expo. Visitors can also browse hand-crafted products, try Hungarian dishes, and taste Hungary’s rightfully famous mineral waters,
writes Helló Magyar.
According to the official website of the Hungarian pavilion, Hungaryexpo2020, the architecture of the pavilion is strongly linked to the spiritual legacy of Imre Makovecz, and the unique building with timber structure was designed by Makovecz’s former student, the Miklós Ybl Prize-awarded Lőrinc Csernyus. The central element of the pavilion is water since Hungary has a vast variety of unique medicinal and thermal water resources. The central theme of the permanent exhibition will be the presentation of Hungary’s medicinal and thermal waters and their beneficial health effects. The Hungarian pavilion is special for another reason:
it is the only wooden construction in the whole region that Time Out listed among the 15 coolest pavilions of the Dubai Expo.
For more photos and information about the Hungarian pavilion, read our article HERE.