Hungarian Pavilion

The idea of the wining concept is the following: Shanghai, this huge metropolis with 20 million inhabitants can be comprehended through its density, thus making it comparable to our notion about a city. The pulsation and dynamic growth of this density can be shown through an architectural model as an exhibition installation.
The central element of the Hungarian Pavilion is the Gömböc, a mathematical model, which became objectified. Its harmonic movement is similar to the pulsation of a city; this feature is magnified by the structure of the pavilion through its dynamically moving vertical elements, creating density at the same time. The hanging wooden rods make the visitors feel like walking in a forest, and their rarefaction refers to glades, just like squares in the city.
The architectural installation of the pavilion map the growth of a city, the dynamics of change, letting visitors experience its processes through sense organs. Every single element of the wooden installation behaves like a musical instrument. The system of nearly 600 moving sound boxes create a wavering sound space. The inner space of the pavilion is illuminated by natural sunlight in the daytime, while at night it turns into a starlit sky through the lights built in the sound boxes.