Construction of Poland's Expo 2020 pavilion kicks off in Dubai

The Polish Pavilion will be the main arena for presentations about Poland during Expo 2020 and have the the slogan "Creativity inspired by nature." PAIH

Construction of the Polish pavilion for Expo 2020 in Dubai has begun, the government-run Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) announced in a statement on Tuesday.

Poland's participation in the World Expo is a PAIH strategic project to boost the country's economic relations with the Middle East, said PAIH President Grażyna Ciurzyńska, who was in Dubai on Monday to unveil a signboard which informed about the start of the pavilion's construction.

The Polish Pavilion will be the main arena for presentations about Poland during Expo 2020 and have the the slogan "Creativity inspired by nature." The 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, PAIH said.

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," PAIH statement said. "An invitation for visitors to accompany this journey and look at the abundance of Polish avifauna is an opportunity to develop a story not only about the beauty of Polish nature, but above all, one about international exchange, mobility, export of ideas and technological thought," the statement read.

According to PAIH, Poland 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".

Expo 2020, a World Expo to be hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, opens on October 20, 2020 and will run through April 10, 2021.