The elements of the Hungarian pavilion will be transported to the United Arab Emirates with the help of the biggest cargo plane of the world. The World Expo is going to be between October 20, 2020, and April 10, 2021, and its organisers expect more than 25 million visitors. They will be able to see the 193 pavilions built by the 193 countries taking part. The expo’s theme is “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.”
The Hungarian government earmarked 75.4 million dollars for the country’s participation at the expo. The pavilion Hungary is going to build there is designed in Makovecz style and will be placed in the expo’s Mobility district (there will be two more districts: Opportunity and Maintainability, Origo reported. It features a timber-framed circular structure that
pays tribute to the country’s thermal waters.
The pavilion was designed by one of the students of the famous Hungarian architect, Imre Makovecz. Lőrinc Csernyus’s building will focus on water, with special regard to balneology and curative tourism. According to the official website of the Hungarian government, the pavilion’s design is in harmony with the country’s tourism slogan, “Wellspring of Wonders.”
With its participation, Hungary’s goal is not only to
boost its diplomatic and cultural relations with the Arab region,
but also to promote economic cooperation schemes, boost trade relations, enhance the country’s image, and introduce Hungarian tourism and gastronomy to the Arab region.
Organisers expect 130-170 thousand visitors per month, and the Hungarian government’s goal is to help locals discover the beauties of the country. Based on international surveys, citizens of the United Arab Emirates spent 17.6 billion dollars on foreign travelling, but Hungary is not yet among the most popular destinations of theirs. In 2018, only 3,900 tourists came from the UAE to Hungary.
The design and construction of the Hungarian pavilion are on schedule.