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Inside Dubai World Expo: The Korea Pavilion Updated: 2021-10-05 17:38:03 KST

Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, is finally underway after a year's delay due to the pandemic.
192 of the 193 UN member states, are participating, except for North Korea with each nation showcasing their unique culture under one of the three subthemes of the expo - mobility, sustainability and opportunity.
The Korea Pavilion is designed under the mobility theme by Korea's Mooyuki Architects and is the fifth largest among the exhibition spaces of the participating nations.
Smart technology dazzles at the Korea Pavilion in Dubai - Moon Hoon, Design Director at Mooyuki Architects, the studio that designed the Korea Pavilion joins us live from Dubai.
Hoon, thanks for joining us.

How did Mooyuki Architects come to design the Korean Pavilion? Who did you collaborate with? How was the design process?

What is the concept/ theme of the Korea Pavilion? Why was the theme "mobility" chosen for the Korea Pavilion? What were some main focal points when designing the pavilion?

How did you come up with the 1,597 cubes and what do they represent?

What's inside the pavilion? Give us an overview of the Korea Pavilion.

What were some challenges you faced when building the pavilion?

What are some interesting experiences available at the Korea Pavilion? "The Journey of Wonder" is a set of experiences using mobile, sensory and virtual technologies. Could you tell us more about this and other events?

Apparently, the pavilion will host 1,800 performances throughout the expo under the title, "Massive Vibe." Could you give us a preview of some of the performances that will be held in the pavilion?

The Dubai 2020 Expo is said to be the launchpad for the bid to host 2030 Expo in Busan. How is the Korea Pavilion helping these efforts?

That was MOON Hoon of Mooyuki Architects speaking to us from Dubai. We appreciate it.
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