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The Czech exposition at the one-year postponed World Expo 2020 in Dubai, which opened its gates on 1 October, will present, among other things, cutting-edge 3D printers or unique glass products.

Organisers of the Expo, which runs until the end of March 2022, expect around 25 million visitors during the six-month event, despite the covid-19 pandemic that has hit travel and mass events hard. If this metric is achieved, it will be the largest event ever held in the Arab world.

EXPO 2020 in Dubai will be held on an area of 4.4 km, equivalent to more than the size of 600 football pitches. The exhibition site can be reached by car or by a direct line of the Dubai Metro with a stop outside one of the main entrances to the exhibition site. The gates are open to visitors from 10:00 to midnight and on weekends from 10:00 to 02:00.

Tickets are available for pre-sale online, but visitors can also purchase them directly before entering the exhibition centre. A one-day ticket costs 95 dirhams (570 crowns). A multi-day ticket costs 195 dirhams (1,170 crowns). A pass for the entire duration of the exhibition costs 495 dirhams (2,970 crowns). Children and young people under 18, seniors over 60 and the disabled are admitted free of charge.

Even with hygiene measures, the venue can accommodate more than 100,000 visitors at a time
From the first day, basic anti-pandemic measures have been in place at the exhibition centre and in the pavilions - the compulsory wearing of masks, two-metre spacing between visitors who are not members of the same family or small groups and constant disinfection of interactive exhibits and touching surfaces. The fairgrounds should accommodate one hundred and twenty thousand people per day, without any restriction on the flow of movement in the pavilions.

This also applies to the Czech pavilion. "We will regularly disinfect the air in the pavilion with a new generation fogger that eliminates viruses using nanotechnology and basically without chemistry but the Expo cannot do without the consideration and responsibility of all visitors for themselves and others," says Jiří František Potužník, the general commissioner of the Czech participation.
Glass golden rain or the largest stainless steel statue

The Czech pavilion could be one of the biggest attractions of the exhibition. The technological and exhibition core of the Czech pavilion, named Czech Spring, is the S.A.W.E.R. system. The principles of CTU and CAS innovations and patents are revealed to visitors by an underground niche in the garden and a didactic wall in the entrance gallery.
Here, the Heart of the Pavilion grows from a spring - steel capillaries let cool water run down and over glass embryos, growing further through the walls and creating a Cloud shielding visitors and the garden. Jan Dostál's work is the largest hand-formed stainless steel sculpture in the world.
Visitors then ascend to the first floor past an equally monumental luminous installation by LASVIT, designed by Maxim Velčovský. The exhibit called Golden Rain is made of metal fibers combined with glass and combines traditional glassmaking with modern technology.

There will be an interactive wall of personal 3D printers from Průša Research which visitors will be able to use to build a three-dimensional sculpture.
A series of two-week exhibitions will be launched by Czech spas.

The central exhibit of the permanent exhibition “Czech Republic - Country for the Future“ is Venus - the largest polished glass sculpture in the world by Vlastimil Beránek, which directly communicates with the double exhibit of Darkov Spa and Crystal Caviar - glass sculptures Darkov Waves by the same author are displayed in water columns.
In addition to nearly two dozen permanent exhibits, there are eleven bi-weekly exhibitions. The first will be the Czech Spa exhibition directed by the Czech Tourism Agency.
Behind the largest exhibit of the national exhibition - the almost five-metre high sculpture Victoria Robotorum, created by Jaroslav Róna with the support of the PPF Foundation from a single piece of granite - visitors will find the installation Subfossil Forest in the garden in front of the pavilion. This will offer the original form of oak trunks that hide information from the end of the Ice Age.

The National Pavilion was designed by young Czech architects Formosa AA. "The national exhibition is a look into the future - this is true of energy innovations, the freedom offered by 3D printing, visionary visual art and the counterpoint to the original Czech technologies is the emphasis on the protection of natural resources and responsibility for the future of the whole world," says Jiří František Potužník.
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V českém pavilonu na Expu návštěvníci uvidí "proměnu vzduchu ve vodu" |