Museum / ExhibitionUAE

Hungary Pavilion Expo 2020 Dubai


An Aquatic Wonderland in the Desert

Hungary’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022), themed Aqua Roots of Hungary, explored the relationship between water, life, history, and culture without actually using a drop. To pull off this feat, designers turned to Panasonic projection-mapping to create an interactive aquatic world that allowed over a million guests to dive into Hungarian life.

Shadow-free floor-to-ceiling projections along a curving passageway created an aquarium-like tunnel, while further along, futuristic wall panels let visitors reach out and touch the interactive projections. Both displays were made possible with Panasonic’s ET-DLE020 ultra-short-throw zoom lenses and PT-RZ990 1-Chip DLP™ projectors. But what captivated visitors most was a magnificent dome filled with blended images served by 12x PT-RZ21K 3-Chip DLP™ projectors. The space proved popular with guests, who took advantage of the ball-pit below to lie back and lose themselves in the spectacle unfolding above.

PT-RZ21K installed in pairs inside the dome.
High contrast, color, brightness, and resolution.
ET-DLE020 zoom lens creates seamless floor-to-ceiling projections
from ultra-short range.

ET-DLE020 makes it possible for guests to approach very close to the image without casting a shadow.

Spectacular dome projection-mapping attraction made possible with
twelve PT-RZ21K projectors.

Equipment Introduced

  • PT-RZ21K

    3-Chip DLP™ Projector

    12 units

  • PT-RZ990

    1-Chip DLP™ Projector

    17 units

  • ET-DLE020

    Ultra-Short-Throw Zoom Lens

    16 units

  • ET-D3LEW60

    Zoom Lens

  • ET-D3LEW10

    Zoom Lens