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Poland breaks ground on country pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Pavilion will be developed around the theme of mobility, PAIH says

Poland has broken ground on its country pavilion for the Dubai Expo 2020 event, which is being set up under the theme ‘creativity inspired by nature’, it has been announced.

In a statement, the government-run Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) said that the Polish pavilion will be the main arena for presentations about the European nation during the gala event. The tree-like structure will highlight the large-scale migration of birds from the European nation to the Arab World, and will explore the nation’s diverse global connections, as well as its role as a leading producer of goods, it said.

The pavilion has been designed by Warsaw-based architectural studio WXCA, the statement added.

Centrally located in Europe, Poland embodies the Expo 2020 subtheme of Mobility, be it in the form of cultural dialogue, commercial exports or social migration, PAIH said. The country will be presented as a strong centre for cooperation which, through the development of science, offers sustainable, environmentally friendly, nature-inspired technologies to the world.

Its participation in the World Expo is a PAIH strategic project to boost the country’s economic relations with the Middle East, said its President Grażyna Ciurzyńska, who was in Dubai for the start of the pavilion’s construction.

PAIH said the key topics of the exhibition recommended by the organisers – mobility and sustainable development – will be expanded upon by Poland in three areas: technology, international cooperation and nature.

The leitmotif of the pavilion’s design by the Warsaw studio WXCA is bird migration.

“Poland is the most important habitat of European migratory birds,” said the PAIH statement.

The pavilion’s architecture refers clearly to the theme of mobility. It creates an open, upwards growing modular structure that invites visitors to relax in the shadow of a large roofing and to contemplate the installation floating above the guests’ heads – a kinetic sculpture depicting a flock of flying birds, said a PAIH spokesman.

The wealth of nature, diversity of the landscape and strategic location in the centre of Europe make Poland the most important habitat for European migratory birds, he stated.

“Inviting the visitors to take part in this journey and look at the abundance of Polish avifauna is an opportunity to develop an intriguing multithreaded story not only about the beauty of Polish nature, but primarily about international exchange, mobility, the export of ideas and technological thought,” he added.

According to him, Poland will be represented as a strong centre of co-operation that uses scientific development to offer the world sustainable and eco-friendly technologies inspired by nature.

 

“What distinguishes us from other pavilions is an extended children’s zone, divided into a zone for toddlers and a workshop zone for older children,” said the spokesman.

“Having regard for the main theme of Expo 2020 – Connecting Minds, Creating the Future – we address our offer also to younger generations, who will create the future of our world,” he added.

 

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